Ohio State’s 2024 quarterback commit is off to a torrid start to his junior season.
Five-star quarterback Dylan Raiola has helped lead Chandler High School (Chandler, Arizona) to a 3-0 record to start the year, as the Wolves have outscored their opponents by a combined score of 148-7. Chandler has recently recorded back-to-back shutouts, most recently in a 35-0 win over Notre Dame Prep on Thursday evening. In that game, Raiola threw what seemed like an impossible touchdown to convert, evading several defenders and throwing a dime on the run. As this play progresses, there seems no plausible way it will result in six points. But then it does.
Through three games, Raiola has completed 42 of 61 of his passes for a 68.5 percent completion rate, throwing for 649 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 15.45 yards per completion and 10.63 yards per throw. He’s also recorded seven carries for 18 yards and a rushing touchdown.
“He’s able to create, but he’s able to do that with his football IQ,” Chandler coach Rick Garretson told Eleven Warriors of Raiola in May. “His football IQ is way beyond his years. He works at it. He’s a guy that studies film. It’s like the gym rat theory, right, but on the film side of things. He works at it, and he lives for it. It shows. His film from last year shows the things he can do, and when you combine that skill set with the mental side of things, it’s a recipe for success.
“His leadership skills are just unbelievable. With his knowledge and his football IQ, he understands fronts, he understands secondaries, and he understands coverages. He understands protections that we allow our quarterback to be in control of here. When you have those abilities, his skill set is just an addition to all of that and makes for the ingredients of an outstanding player.”
Raiola attended OSU’s season opener against Notre Dame on Sept. 3 and has been a vocal peer recruiter for Ohio State on social media.
Zone 6!! https://t.co/vDKbiZaqyN— Dylan Raiola (@RaiolaDylan) September 5, 2022
Gwinn has a “fun experience” at OSU
A rising Ohio 2025 quarterback enjoyed his time at Ohio State for the Arkansas State game last weekend.
Westerville Central quarterback Jaystin Gwinn attended an Ohio State camp in June but got to experience a gameday atmosphere for the first time this year.
“My visit at Ohio State was a very fun experience,” Gwinn told Eleven Warriors. “To me, Ohio State is my legacy in terms of my family. (OSU Director of High School Relations) Ed Terwilliger was talking to me a lot and was just telling me they are watching me. He’s such a funny guy. He brightens up the whole room. I didn’t have a chance to talk to coach Dennis, but I spoke to him when I was at their camp in the summer, and he’s a great coach.”
OSU has only offered two quarterbacks in the 2025 class, Ohio signal caller Ryan Montgomery and Florida prospect Colin Hurley. Gwinn has picked up two Division I offers to this point, Akron and Kentucky, both of those coming in May.
Gwinn is a dual-threat quarterback for Westerville Central and has thrown for 499 yards and five touchdowns, along with running for 319 yards and one rushing touchdown in his team’s first four games this year.
Glass enjoys OSU visit
Gwinn wasn’t the only local prospect attending OSU’s game against the Red Wolves.
Marion-Franklin 2024 running back Tito Glass also made the trip and enjoyed his time in Columbus.
“It was a fun visit,” Glass told Eleven Warriors. “The atmosphere was great. I really enjoyed being out there and repping my hometown. I got to talk to the defensive coach, and he told me to continue to work hard.”
Glass currently has three Division I offers that include Campbell, Marshall and Toledo, and he’d love to add an Ohio State offer to that list someday.