The Alabama program may have just established a new family quarterback pipeline all the way from Hawaii. With 2017 signee Tua Tagovailoa already on campus and preparing for next season, Alabama may not have to look further than his own family for its next quarterback.
Tua’s younger brother Taulia, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound 2019 prospect, already has a scholarship offer to play at Alabama and will now have proximity to the Tuscaloosa campus working in his favor, too.
According to Christian Shimabuku of Hawaii Prep World, Taulia is planning on moving with his family to Alabama to be closer to Tua. This according to former Hawaii head coach – and more recently Kapolei High School offensive coordinator – June Jones.
“I think he’s going to Alabama with his whole family to watch Tua. That’s what I’ve been told,” Jones said to Shimabuku. “He’ll do great. It’ll be a great experience for him. A totally different culture, obviously. He’s going to Birmingham. I haven’t talked to Galu and Diane, but they’re going up this year for sure.”
Jones suggested Taulia will transfer from Kapolei to Thompson High School, in Alabaster, Ala. While still having two seasons of prep football to add to his offer list, aside from his Alabama offer, Taulia also has scholarship offers from Oregon, Utah, FAU, and Hawaii.
If Tua lives up to his lofty five-star hype, it’s hard to imagine Alabama letting his little brother leave the state to play his college football.