Alabama lands commitment from nation's No. 2 dual-threat QB
The nation’s No. 2 dual-threat quarterback Tua Tagovailoa committed to Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide late Monday night.
Tagovailoa is from Hawaii, and he chose the Crimson Tide over Southern California, Ole Miss, UCLA, Texas A&M and Hawaii.
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound signal caller is rated as a four-star prospect and the top player in the state of Hawaii.
Alabama isn’t known for recruiting dual-threat quarterbacks, but since Blake Sims added a little wrinkle in the running game, Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin have coveted them. The Crimson Tide have Jalen Hurts already on campus, and Hurts was the No. 3 overall dual-threat quarterback in the 2016 recruiting class.
What’s also interesting is that Tagovailoa is a left-handed quarterback. The SEC hasn’t seen too many of those, but the top five in history were very impressive.
Although the Crimson Tide will remain a predominantly pro-style offense, mobile quarterbacks are intriguing to Saban. Perhaps it’s because dual-threat quarterbacks give his defenses the toughest test on gameday.
Here are Tagovailoa’s junior highlights: