Nebraska legacy Dylan Raiola is most likely true freshman QB to start in 2024

It isn’t very often that a true freshman is thrust into the starting job on day one, but the Nebraska Cornhuskers might give it a shot this upcoming season.

Dylan Raiola, the Huskers five-star quarterback signee could very well find himself as the day one starter when Nebraska opens the season on Aug. 31 against the UTEP Miners. This will be a tuneup before they face off with former Big 8/Big 12 rival Colorado Buffaloes.

This spring we saw a glimpse of what could be in the future of the Huskers and head coach Matt Rhule might be tempted to roll with him. He looked electric in the spring game which is promising for a team that lacked explosive plays. The Huskers were second-worst in plays of 10+ yards (127) only ahead of the Iowa Hawkeyes (107).

CBS Sports recently listed Raiola as No. 1 among true freshman quarterbacks who could start in 2024.

What CBS Says…

Raiola will step into an interesting situation in his first season as hopes to kickstart a program in search of the postseason bowl bid since 2016, not to mention trying to revitalize one of college football’s worst passing offenses last season. It’s a difficult task but one certainly ripe with opportunities for a young, talented signal-caller as the Cornhuskers will host five of their first six opponents at home in Lincoln, two of which include games against UTEP and Northern Iowa.

Dylan Raiola highlights from Nebraska’s spring game

Projected Nebraska Cornhuskers QB Depth Chart

  • Dylan Raiola, True Freshman

  • Heinrich Haarberg, Redshirt Junior

  • Daniel Kaelin, True Freshman

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