Taulia Tagovailoa is changing more than just his team this year. Maryland recently revealed that Tagovailoa will be sporting a different jersey number than he wore at Alabama.

Tagovailoa is going to wear No. 3 as a Terrapin, according to a graphic the program released announcing the jersey numbers for all transfer players.

In June, Maryland head coach and former Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley discussed the process of getting Tagovailoa an immediate eligibility waiver.

“The waiver process is ongoing,” Locksley said on the ESPN College Football Podcast, per 247Sports. “Obviously we signed Taulia with the mindset that he would have to sit. He had a redshirt year available because he played in five or six games last year at Alabama. So we signed him with that mindset that he probably wouldn’t be available once they pushed the immediate eligibility waiver back a year. We’re in the process of putting in a waiver, don’t know if it’s actually been sent in yet. It will be up to the NCAA to decide on his immediate eligibility.”

Without a waiver, Tagovailoa would be looking at entering the 2021 season with three seasons of remaining eligibility.

Tagovailoa appeared in 5 games in the 2019 season, meaning he was not able to claim it as a redshirt season. Nick Saban originally planned for Tagovailoa to redshirt by appearing in four games or less, but the season-ending injury to older brother Tua Tagovailoa changed those plans. In those 5 games, Taulia was 9-of-12 passing for 100 yards and a touchdown.

Taulia signed with Alabama as part of the Crimson Tide’s 2019 recruiting class. Coming out of Thompson, he was rated 4-stars, the No. 5 pro-style prospect, No. 8 recruit in the state of Alabama and No. 180 prospect overall nationally on the 247Sports Composite. During his recruitment, he collected 14 scholarship offers, including Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Tennessee.