The Top247's No. 1 recruit in the 2024 class in Chandler (Ariz.)
five-star quarterback Dylan Raiola
celebrated his 17th birthday Monday evening by going public with his plans to play college football at Ohio State. Raiola chooses to suit up for Ryan Day and his staff over his other finalists in Alabama, Georgia, Oregon, Texas and USC.
Raiola actually told Day and quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis he was in the fold during a visit to Columbus for the Buckeyes' spring game, but this had been brewing long before that.
"What the culture is, I felt it immediately when I walked in the building for the Penn State game (during the fall)," Raiola told 247Sports. The spring game was actually his second time at OSU in April. "Going back up there and seeing things, hearing what former players of Ohio State say about the program, gathering information, all the dots connected. It felt like home and I'm ready to be a Buckeye."