How summer camps helped Tua Tagovailoa and Jerry Jeudy develop a bond
Jerry Jeudy and Tua Tagovailoa have the potential to be one of the most decorated tandems in college football this season as they look to flood the end zone for Alabama.
But the wide receiver and quarterback can trace their relationship to a summer camp.
“(Our connection) started that way at The Opening,” Jeudy told BamaOnLine senior analyst Travis Reier. “That’s when I first started working with Tua. Ever since then, we’ve been working on a bond that’s been unstoppable. We took our talents to Alabama and kept pursuing that and developing.”
That experience at The Opening helped Jeudy in his decision to choose Alabama.
“It was very helpful,” Jeudy said. “We knew each other throughout camps in high school. We already had a bond. With Tua, it’s a great feeling. We have a great group of guys. That helps you become a better player. … I had been high on Alabama but when me and Tua were at The Opening, he just motivated me more and persuaded me more to choose Alabama.”
Jeudy is the leader of a group that will be coached by two new assistants in offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian and wide receivers coach Holmon Wiggins after three years with Virginia Tech.
“It’s good learning stuff from new people,” Jeudy said. “Every time a new coach comes in, he teaches me something that I hadn’t learned yet I take it as an advantage.”
Jeudy last year was the top receiver in the country last season and received the Biletnikoff Award. He had 1,315 yards receiving with 14 touchdowns among his 68 receptions.