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Dylan Raiola, No. 1 CFB Prospect, Commits to Georgia over USC, Nebraska, More

Timothy Rapp

The two-time defending champion Georgia Bulldogs are only getting better.

According to Adam Gorney and David Berry of Rivals, much-hyped quarterback prospect Dylan Raiola has committed to Georgia over USC, Nebraska and others.

Raiola is considered the top prospect in the class of 2024, per 247Sports' composite rankings.

"There's a culture and a standard that I was attracted to," Raiola told ESPN's Tom VanHaaren. "The more time that went by, the stronger I felt about Georgia and ultimately led to this decision."

Raiola had initially committed to Ohio State in May 2022 over Georgia, Nebraska, USC, Alabama, Texas, Notre Dame and Oregon. But he decommitted in December 2022, giving Georgia a chance to take another shot at landing the top prospect in the class of 2024.

"I learned a lot from my first experience," he told ESPN. "This time around, I took my time and never felt rushed or pressured to commit."

Raiola is the son of former NFL offensive lineman Dominic Raiola, who spent part of his career protecting Georgia alum Matthew Stafford in Detroit.

"I'm excited to work with coach [Mike] Bobo and coach [Montgomery] VanGorder," Raiola told VanHaaren. "It's pretty unique how this will come full circle as Coach Bobo developed Uncle Matthew [Stafford] during his time at Georgia."

He threw for 2,435 yards, 22 touchdowns and five interceptions as a junior after putting up 3,341 passing yards, 32 touchdowns and five interceptions as a sophomore.

Georgia, meanwhile, now has the No. 4 incoming recruiting class for 2024, per 247Sports' composite rankings, trailing only Michigan, Ohio State and Notre Dame. Raiola will join a pair of 5-star recruits—cornerback Ellis Robinson IV (No. 7 overall) and linebacker Demarcus Riddick (No. 25 overall)—as the headliners for a strong group in the making.

It's yet another reminder that Georgia's recent success isn't likely to just be some short-term fad.

"The substance behind [Georgia's] success is the biggest factor," Raiola told ESPN. "Coach [Kirby] Smart has built this program to last, and I'm excited and honored to be a part of it. Whether it's in the classroom, on the field or in the weight room, I know I'll be pushed to be my best every day."


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