Nebraska Football: Dylan Raiola not the only top QB checking out the Huskers this week

Fans await the arrival of the Nebraska football team before the game (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
Fans await the arrival of the Nebraska football team before the game (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /

When it comes to Nebraska football recruiting, the quarterback that gets the most mention by a long shot is Dylan Raiola. While the Huskers are hoping that he’ll commit by the end of the month at the latest, it’s important to note that there will be life after Raiola, even if he calls Lincoln home for the next few years. Stone Saunders would be a big way for Matt Rhule and company to keep things rolling or hit the reset button, depending on what happens with Raiola.

Like Raiola, Saunders is taking in what Nebraska football has to offer, and like Raiola, he’s doing it this week. In fact, he did it on Tuesday afternoon, just as the Cornhuskers kicked off their spring practice sessions.

The visit to Lincoln on Tuesday kicked off a busy March for the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania quarterback who is a member of the 2025 recruiting class. That might be another thing he has in common with Raiola. Both quarterbacks are apparently planning to see as many schools as they possibly can this month. For Raiola, it’s because he needs to start thinking about where he’ll be playing next fall. Saunders still has more than enough time to figure that sort of thing out.

NU is already the second school Saunders has visited this week. On Monday, he took an unofficial to Colorado. He’ll now hit Michigan on March 24, Notre Dame on March 25, Tennessee on March 28, Clemson on March 28, and Georgia on March 30. Because these are all one-day trips, none of them qualify as official visits so he’s going to have plenty of trips to make over the next year. He won’t be able to sign on the dotted line and be an official member of a school until December of 2024 so Nebraska football has more than enough time to reel him in.

Saunders doesn’t yet have an official consensus ranking but Rivals does list him as a 4-star. What is known is that he won MaxPrep’s 2022 player of year for the state of Pennsylvania. It also appears that Nebraska football has made quite a few inroads since they first popped up on the signal caller’s radar.

Obviously, it’s far too early to know precisely where the Huskers stand, but that he’s included Lincoln as one of his March stops undoubtedly isn’t a bad thing. At the moment, On3 thinks that Texas A&M (interestingly not included in the busy month) is the team to beat but the Nebraska football team is in a strong position.