While the Jalen Hurts era has just started, Alabama appears to have secured another quarterback for perhaps its next dynasty.

2017 QB commitment Tua Tagovailoa tweeted this message on Thursday evening:

This is significant for a number of reasons. Tagovailoa is regarded as the top quarterback in the country by 247Sports. He possesses an incredibly strong arm to go with terrific mobility. In essence, he’s the prototypical (and ideal) signal-caller in today’s game.

Secondly, Oregon had been sniffing around the Hawaiian native in recent weeks. New head coach Willie Taggart visited the quarterback a day after being hired. However, it was all for naught.

As an early enrollee, Tagovailoa will be able to acclimate to college life at a much quicker pace. He’ll be able to get a head-start on both the academic and social aspects of the university — as well as in terms of learning the scheme and entering the vaunted conditioning program.

With quarterback depth on the roster surprisingly thin, Tagovailoa has a chance to come in right away and be the second-string option behind Hurts.