Nebraska Cornhuskers news: Dayton Raiola reoffered, Anthony Grant confirms return, more

Quarterback Chubba Purdy #6 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers hands off to running back Anthony Grant (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
Quarterback Chubba Purdy #6 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers hands off to running back Anthony Grant (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are going after another Arizona quarterback prospect in the form of Dayton Raiola.

To be more accurate, the Huskers are going after Dayton Raiola again. He first got an offer from Mickey Joseph and company. Now Matt Rhule and his staff have made it clear to the 2026 prospect that they’d like him in Lincoln as well.

The move shouldn’t surprise anyone who follows Nebraska football recruiting. Dayton Raiola is considered a decent prospect all on his own, but the Huskers have some special interest for a couple of different reasons. The first is that his uncle is offensive line coach Donovan Raiola.

The Nebraska football recruiting apparatus is also trying to land his brother. Dylan Raiola is the top rated prospect in the 2024 class. He recently recommitted from Ohio State and it’s believed he’s now a lean towards the Huskers. Showing the love to his little brother can’t hurt. Showing the love to a quarterback prospect who could be among the best in his class doesn’t hurt either.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • While the Huskers are trying to reel in Dayton and Dylan Raiola, they got some very good news on next year’s roster. After signing a deal with The 1890 Initiative, it was assumed that Anthony Grant was returning. However, on Monday he confirmed he is indeed coming back.
  • Over in the NFL, former Nebraska Cornhuskers star Brett Maher has had himself quite a season with the Dallas Cowboys. When he hit a 45 yard field goal at the end of the game this week, he got his 137th point. That’s a Dallas Cowboys record.

NFL News

  • The only other news that really matters this morning is what happened with Buffalo Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin. The 24-year-old up and comer suffered a cardiac arrest on the field after tackling Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. At the time of writing, Hamlin is in critical condition and sedated.
  • One of the things that came to light as the world waited and watched for any news on his recovery on Monday night was that he had a modest Go FundMe set up for his charitable organization known as Chasing M’s.  At the time he suffered hat had a goal of about $2,500 in it. At the time of writing, people had donated more than $3 million to it. Hamlin set up the the account because he wrote that he remembered where he came from before he got to the NFL. If you want to donate to his fund, you can do so here.