Quarterback recruit Taulia Tagovailoa, brother of Tide QB Tua, moving to Alabama

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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.

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  • Well duh, the entire family is being moved to B’ham by Bama. Nothing to see here folks, move right along.

    • What is it like to seethe in perpetual crimson envy, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year?

    • So it’s not possible they could afford to move themselves? The cost of living in Hawaii is crazy high so to think they couldn’t afford to move to a poor state such as Bama is only something a Auburn fan would hang on to.

      • He’s just mad he can’t rent his trailer in lee county.

      • Because his parents said they felt confident they could find employment in Alabama after talking with the Bama coaching staff on their visit. Isn’t his father a preacher? Hmmm…interesting. It’s not like this isn’t the 100th family relocated to Alabama by Saban. Heads back in the sand now…

        • Your heads not in the sand. It’s up your a$$. So what he is a preacher at least he is not trying to sell his son. Of course it will be easy for a preacher to get a job in the “Bible Belt”. Common sense is lost on you. Auburn fans and conspiracy theories go hand and hand. Put your tin foil hat back on.

        • Yes. We give the families houses and jobs, and we give the recruits sports cars. And don’t get me started on tacky suits from the mall, the ultimate perk. We don’t even have to be sneaky about it, it would seem.

          Seriously, why do you even still follow college football? What’s the point when your rival is allowed to cheat this bad but you’re not? :(