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Friday Flakes: When Will We Start Giving Credit Where It is Due to Nebraska’s Donovan Raiola?

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Is Donovan Raiola the current third rail of Nebraska football?

This is a topic that popped into my head this past week. After the commitment of the #1 player in Hawaii (Offensive Lineman Preston Taumua) I really started asking this question. Shouldn’t Donovan Raiola start getting some credit?

I also noted that all the credit may not matter if his offensive line plays poorly in 2023.

However, at this point he is pulling in some recruiting wins. Better yet, he may not be done. If he can persuade the #1 player in the state of Iowa to pick Nebraska over Alabama then the tide should start turning.

Lastly, there were some saying that Nebraska might be getting an official visit from 5-star Brandon Baker this coming fall. He is considered the top offensive lineman in the country.

So I’m willing to give credit where it is due to Donovan Raiola, particularly on the recruiting front.

Hopefully the season goes well. You know, when they play actual football.


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