The Georgia Bulldogs are the undisputed kings of the college football world these days.
The Dawgs ended an over four-decade national championship drought when they won it all in 2022.
They then came back and did it all again in 2023 and are the favorites to complete the three-peat in 2024.
And in case you thought that Georgia might slow down at any point in the near future, you can put that thought to bed.
The Bulldogs picked up a commitment from 2024 five-star quarterback Dylan Raiola on Monday. Raiola is the top-ranked player in the entire 2024 class according to 247Sports.
Athens,GA is Home!!! I’m a Dawg!! Go Dawgs📍🐶 pic.twitter.com/VWN9Vf55sy
— Dylan Raiola (@RaiolaDylan) May 15, 2023
“Raiola checks the box with verified numbers of 6-foot-3, 228 pounds. With 9.5-inch hands he surely should not have any issues with ball security and control,” 247Sports analyst Chris Singletary said of the QB. The ability to drive the ball with velocity regardless of the weather conditions are things that impress because of his mechanics and ability to transfer his weight in the lower body and not just rely on his arm to make throws. He has a fluid throwing motion that does not possess any flaws or hitches
“Flashed the ability to utilize touch on the ball and not just throw his fastball. The ability to change ball speeds led him to make throws into different windows with trajectory to get to the receiver at a high level. Does a nice job with ball placement throwing receivers open and away from defenses in particular when making plays in the middle of the field where you find high traffic areas against defenses. Shows that he is comfortable playing either in the shotgun or underneath center.
“Raiola can make all the throws within the route-tree to make plays when he is in the pocket or on the move. The growth he will continue to show will be in facing different defenses with regards to coverages that he will have to decipher as he evolves as a playmaker at the position.”
Raiola’s father Dominic was an All-American center for the Nebraksa Cornhuskers. He then spent 14 years with the Detroit Lions in the NFL.
The younger Raiola initially committed to Ohio State University. But he decommitted in December and Georgia beat out the Buckeyes, USC, Nebraska and a host of others for his services.
College football fans weren’t overly thrilled about his choice.
Kirby Smart is gonna have him on the bench behind a two star walk on. Why these 5 star QBs continue to commit to Georgia is wild https://t.co/3pYvgaYkDt
— TANK (@Mr___Fahrenheit) May 15, 2023
— Neb (@BenVonheeder) May 15, 2023
Sad day https://t.co/gYWMszFnx5
— Jacob Von Bergen (@Jvonbeezy) May 15, 2023
— B Taylor🤴🏾 👑 (@B_Tizzle910) May 15, 2023
That is, everyone except Bulldogs fans.
WELCOME HOME @RaiolaDylan https://t.co/h4domELoEv
— Barstool UGA Back 2 Back National Champions🏆 (@ugabarstool) May 15, 2023
#GoDawgs https://t.co/vtylgnW4Kp pic.twitter.com/FnDT7TRGbh
— Jacob M. (@ItsMillertyme) May 15, 2023
It’s Georgia’s world. We’re all just living in it.