Watch: Nebraska’s Dylan Raiola Delivers a Beautiful Pass

Highlight from Huskers’ spring football practice has fans fired up
Dylan Raiola and Jaylen Lloyd
Dylan Raiola and Jaylen Lloyd / Nebraska Athletics

It's no secret that Nebraska football fans' hopes are riding on Dylan Raiola, the Cornhuskers' prized five-star signee at quarterback.

In the glimpses of footage that have emerged from the first two weeks of spring practice in Lincoln, the true freshman hasn't disappointed. The latest example is this beautiful pass he delivered to Jaylen Lloyd. The clip had fans fired up on social media:

Raiola is in a three-way quarterback battle at Nebraska, but it’s hard not to believe he will get the start. Lloyd is a homegrown sophomore wideout fighting for a job himself, so making a play like this is very key. This duo could be special for years to come.

‘Nebraska is a special place, and it’s always been like that’

Raiola, formerly the No. 1 overall player nationally in the 2024 recruiting class, signed with Nebraska in December after a last-minute decommitment from Georgia and an earlier decommitment from Ohio State. His father, Dominic Raiola, was an All-America center for the Huskers, and his uncle, Donovan Raiola, is in his third season as Nebraska's offensive line coach.

Those family ties to the program played a big part in Dylan's decision to sign with Nebraska. Speaking with the media after a practice last week, he had great things to say about his experience in Lincoln thus far.

"Honestly, I think it’s kind of surreal, and I have a lot of gratitude to be in this university," he said. "I think it really hit with the last mat drill we had at night in the stadium. I remember just running out; it was just awesome to be in Memorial Stadium. Being a recruit and watching the game isn’t really the same as actually being in the stadium yourself.

"I’m very grateful to be where I am, surrounded by a great group of guys and coaches.”

He also spoke about what makes Nebraska special.

“Nebraska is a special place, and it’s always been like that, and I never take it for granted. How good our fans are, and yeah, I mean, I try to be around my guys as much as possible. Take them out to go eat or play Madden, so it’s been good. I love living here. Not a lot of distractions, a lot of balls, and being around your guys."

In less than three weeks, fans will be able to see Raiola, Lloyd and the rest of the team in action when the annual Red-White spring game kicks off on April 27.

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