Nebraska football has competitor for legacy quarterback target

Dayton Raiola has long held a Nebraska football offer but other schools are starting to come calling for the legacy prospect.
Nebraska Cornhuskers fans before a game
Nebraska Cornhuskers fans before a game / Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports

When talking about Nebraska football legacy recruits, the focus for the last two years has been on Dylan Raiola. But now that he's officially in the Huskers' fold, there's yet another member of the family that Matt Rhule and company can't afford to ignore.

Dylan's little brother, Dayton Raiola is also a quarterback. In fact, it seems as if he'll likely try and take the mantel from big bro now that he's headed off to college. And on Saturday, the Nebraska football team got some competition for Dayton's services.

The Cornhuskers actually offered Dayton a while ago. There wasn't a ton of buzz about it since he's a member of the 2026 class. It was going to be a while before the race to land him really sped up. Now the day has arrived as Charlotte officially offered.

The entry of the Conference USA school into the Dayton Raiola sweepstakes means that there is actually a sweepstakes. It stands to reason that other schools are going to be coming soon. And the Huskers better buckle up.

Nebraska football legacy prospect offered by new competitor

It's hard not to think of Dayton Raiola as Dylan's little brother. But the signal-caller already stands at 6-foot-1 and weighs in at 205 pounds. And he's going to finally really get to show what he can do at the high school level this fall.

The big question is what Dayton is going to want out of his college days. He's far enough behind his brother that when he does get to Nebraska football or anywhere else, Dylan's career will almost be over.

If he's interested in following in his father and brother's footsteps to Lincoln, it's clear there's a path there. But he might also want to forge his own route to college football. Saturday marked the beginning of "what's next" in the Raiola family.