Get Ready: The top two prospects in Rivals250 may change their commitments on signing day

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It’s been a wild recruiting season, with No. 1 prospect Travis Hunter’s signing day switch from Florida State to Jackson State making headlines. But the top of the 2024 class could be even more chaotic, with the potential for unprecedented signing day flips.

The new No. 1 prospect is Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna five-star receiver Jeremiah Smith. Smith, who has been committed to Ohio State since December 14, 2023, is considered one of the top prospects in the country, and his commitment to Ohio State has been solid. Former South Florida Express teammates Carnell Tate and Brandon Inniss look like the future of the receiving corps at Ohio State, and Smith has a close relationship with position coach Brian Hartline. While Ohio State is confident that Smith will stick to his commitment, Florida State remains a major contender, and Smith recently visited the Seminoles. Miami coach Mario Cristobal also had an in-home visit with Smith, adding to the suspense.

There were rumors that NC State four-star quarterback commit Cedrick Bailey might flip to Miami, and if that happened, Smith might follow suit. However, Bailey reaffirmed his commitment to NC State, making the rumor moot. Another rumor has emerged that Smith could be interested in Miami if the Hurricanes acquire an elite quarterback in the transfer portal.

The case of No. 2 prospect Dylan Raiola is equally intriguing. After initially committing to Ohio State, Raiola subsequently committed to Georgia in May. However, he transferred from Arizona to Buford, Georgia, for his senior season, leading to speculation about his ultimate decision.

Word has recently leaked that Raiola will be visiting Nebraska, a place that holds significance for him. His father, Dominic, played there, and his uncle, Donovan, coaches there. Raiola has visited Nebraska numerous times, and coach Matt Rhule has never backed down from recruiting him.

Things took another turn when it was confirmed that Nebraska would not be taking Ohio State quarterback transfer Kyle McCord after his visit to Lincoln. With the quarterback room at Nebraska wide open, Raiola may see an opportunity to make his mark.

The potential for signing day flips is high, and with so many rumors circulating, it’s clear that this year’s National Signing Day will be full of surprises. As of now, the future of these top prospects remains uncertain, and anything could happen as the deadline approaches. Stay tuned for more updates as National Signing Day draws near.