Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Dylan Raiola’s new suitor, learning curve, more

Former Nebraska Cornhuskers star Lavonte David (54) reacts (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports)
Former Nebraska Cornhuskers star Lavonte David (54) reacts (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports) /

For Nebraska Cornhuskers fans, there was a time when they thought that 5-star quarterback prospect Dylan Raiola was just days away from pulling the trigger for the Huskers.

After his impromptu visit to Lincoln, it seemed as if Matt Rhule and company had all but locked him up. Now it’s feeling like that was the last best chance to get him to commit this month, or even this year. Since that visit, Nebraska Cornhuskers fans have seen USC take the lead as the team to beat, according to recruiting experts. Now the Huskers even seemingly have new competition in Georgia Tech.

While the Yellowjackets are certainly a dark horse, Raiola has added a visit to Georgia Tech to his plans for later this month. For the most part, this feels like the quarterback just taking advantage of his time, as he’ll already be in the Peach State in order to see the Georgia Bulldogs.

Still, it can’t feel good for Nebraska football fans who thought they might have this thing all locked up, to suddenly see even more teams enter the picture.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • Former Nebraska football star Lavonte David has been a staple on the Tampa Bay Bucs’ defense for 11 seasons but he might be a free agent in a few weeks. According to On3 he could become a cap casualty as Tampa begins a rebuild in earnest after quarterback Tom Brady announced his retirement, again.
  • Nebraska football winter conditioning is winding up as it’s almost time for spring practice. As part of that wind down, the Huskers are embracing “Team Competition Week.” Nebraska Cornhuskers fans might have noticed that coaches like Ed Foley are feeding the competition with various point offers as part of the festivities.
  • The “Husker Olympics” are new to the program thanks to Matt Rhule and company but that competition isn’t the only kind of learning curve the Nebraska Cornhuskers are going through. Rhule believes the Huskers are going to see a “learning curve” when it comes to implementing new defensive coordinator Tony White‘s version of the 3-3-5 defense.
  • Future Nebraska Cornhuskers women’s basketball player Logan Nissley is now officially a three-time winner of the Gatorade girls’ basketball player of the year for North Dakota. This month, she’s once again leading her 18-3 Century High School to the state tournament. On the year Nissley averaged 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.2 steals, and 2.6 assists per game.