Ohio State couldn't have made a larger boom to kick off its 2024 recruiting class.
BUCKEYE NATION!!! LETS G pic.twitter.com/NvXE24XM7j— Dylan Raiola (@RaiolaDylan) May 10, 2022
Raiola is Ohio State’s first commitment in the 2024 cycle, and there was no shortage of social media reaction from a combination of fellow recruits, OSU staffers and past and present OSU players.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound signal caller moved from Texas to Arizona this offseason and will play for Chandler High School (Chandler, Arizona), this fall. That makes him the second Chandler player to recently commit to the Buckeyes, with Kyion Grayes joining OSU's 2022 class.
YESSIR!! https://t.co/xAiqDEHvUP— Kyion Grayes II (@KyiongrayesII) May 10, 2022
Raiola said during his commitment at a ceremony at his church he plans to take on a large peer recruiting role for Ohio State in the 2024 cycle, but perhaps he's having an impact on the decision of 2023 recruits as well. Say, two potential five-star wide receivers that would be teammates with Raiola for at least two seasons. Ring any bells to anyone?
One of the recruits Raiola hopes to help recruit to OSU that he specifically mentioned by name is 2024 five-star California safety Peyton Woodyard. Woodyard certainly took notice Monday.
Congrats fam! https://t.co/l39dfRfPdR— Peyton Woodyard (@peypey_wood) May 10, 2022
While C.J. Stroud and Raiola will never be on the same Ohio State team together, the two spoke at length when Raiola took his first of two spring visits to Ohio State April 1-3. Stroud congratulated Raiola on joining OSU.
Stroud wasn't the only Buckeye quarterback to welcome Raiola to the OSU brotherhood, as Devin Brown and Kyle McCord chimed in as well.
Welcome to the brotherhood! https://t.co/SW8IUJJ442— Devin Brown (@dbrownqb33) May 10, 2022
Yessir congrats!!! Welcome to the brotherhood https://t.co/d5gnm4ijmN— Kyle McCord (@kylemccord16) May 10, 2022
Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye, and former OSU defensive tackle Haskell Garrett was also paying attention Monday evening.
Ohio State quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis doesn't necessarily tweet often. But when his recruiting efforts helped land another stud quarterback, sending out a celebratory tweet certainly seems appropriate.
BOOM! #GoBucks— Corey Dennis (@CoreyDennis_) May 10, 2022
You didn't think Captain Buckeye wouldn't chime in on a commit this big, did you?
Yessir lil bro! https://t.co/YhFgrlZwry— CJ KING Hicks (@imcjhicks) May 10, 2022
Kirk Herbstreit has been friends with Raiola's dad for years, and the former Buckeye quarterback was thrilled to see Raiola choose his alma matter.
Known your Dad for years..very happy for you Dylan..congratulations on becoming a Buckeye.— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) May 10, 2022
Keep grindin till ya get to Columbus! https://t.co/Eom9yInTAW
Booooooooom https://t.co/MMp2jorGue— Austin Siereveld (@SiereveldAustin) May 10, 2022
— Jeremiah Smith (@Jermiah_Smith1) May 10, 2022
LETTTTTSS GOOO, Congrats bro!!!!! https://t.co/eKR7GGAbyf— Joshua Padilla (@JoshuaPadilla66) May 10, 2022
I like it baby HIO!!!!!!!! https://t.co/Vp2Ar56VgF— Stacy Gage (@3stacygage) May 10, 2022
— Tayvion Galloway (@TayvionGalloway) May 10, 2022
LETS GO!!!! BM https://t.co/7yLpOPLCZg— Ty Lockwood (@TyLockwood7) May 10, 2022