Chandler football gains Texas sophomore 4-star QB Dylan Raiola – The Arizona Republic

Chandler football coach Rick Garretson confirmed Thursday morning in a text that quarterback Dylan Raiola, a sophomore standout from Burleson, Texas, has enrolled at the school.

Garretson texted that he did not want to comment.

Raiola, 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, has a 247Sports Composite four-star ranking with offers from Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, Texas, Texas A&M, Arizona, Baylor, Washington State, West Virginia and Nebraska.

His father Dominic Raiola played offensive lineman at Nebraska and spent 14 years with the NFL Detroit Lions as a center.

In his Hudl profile, Dylan Raiola lists Chandler as his current high school.

Last season, Raiola passed for 3,341 yards and 42 touchdowns, leading his Burleson team to an 8-4 record. He completed 228 of 350 passes and threw only five interceptions.

This answers Chandler’s quarterback questions for next season with the Wolves’ top three QBs — Blaine Hipa, Kenneth Cooper Jr., and Ethan Moore — all graduating.

Raiola, a prostyle quarterback with a cannon for an arm and good feet to get away from defenders to extend plays, likely would shoot straight to the top of the 2024 high school recruiting class in Arizona and make a talented sophomore class of quarterbacks that much richer. 

Chandler Basha dual threat QB Demond Williams Jr., is currently ranked as the No. 1 2024 football prospect by The Arizona Republic.

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