Nebraska football stages 'crazy' trip after Dylan Raiola invitation to top ranked OL

Dylan Raiola has hinted at doing a ton of peer recruiting for Nebraska football and that includes the top OL target on the Huskers' radar.
Nebraska football hosted David Sanders on 'crazy' trip
Nebraska football hosted David Sanders on 'crazy' trip / Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports

The Nebraska football team is taking one heck of a big swing when it comes to recruiting for its offensive line. The Huskers recently hosted David Sanders Jr, who just happens to be the top offensive line target in the country.

Sanders recently talked to On3’s Josh Newberg about the visit and just how the Cornhuskers managed to get him to town for a “crazy trip.” It turns out that NU’s budding superstar of a quarterback in Dylan Raiola played a big part. 

That Raiola was doing some serious peer recruiting shouldn’t shock anyone. He’s talked before about wanting to wake up the “sleeping giant” that is Nebraska football. Getting the best recruits in the country would certainly boost the wakeup call.

Nebraska football and ‘crazy trip’ by David Sanders Jr.

“it was very crazy,” Sanders told Newberg. “I mean, Nebraska hadn't been recruiting me at all, really, until Dylan committed there. So that's the first time I really heard from them. And obviously, I had that relationship with him when he was committed to Georgia.”

It’s worth pointing out here that Raiola and Sanders’ relationship was strong enough that it appears that was the biggest contributor to the Bulldogs having a real shot. Since the quarterback decommitted from Kirby Smart’s squad, Sanders hasn’t really considered them.

“it was pretty easy from when he hit me up,” the 5-star, top offensive line prospect in the country said. “Like, just come give us a shot and see what we're about. And I mean, they didn't disappoint. So it worked. Oh, yeah, they did a good job. Their facilities are really good. Coach Rhule’s very down to earth. Nebraska was pretty unique.”

It doesn’t hurt that the Huskers are expected to be on the comeup this season. The big question is whether Nebraska football waited a bit too long to get into the race. We’ll eventually the answer to that when he picks his school.