Tua Tagovailoa, a four-star quarterback from St. Louis School (Honolulu, Hawaii), announced Monday his commitment to Alabama, choosing the reigning national champions over USC, Auburn, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, UCLA and others.
“I just feel the atmosphere, the community and the people, Alabama is somewhere I would fit in,” Tagovailoa told Scout.com. “The area is just like Hawaii. It’s laid back and the people are amazing. It’s family out there just like it is here.
“I could see myself playing there, and that’s why I chose that school.”
Tagovailoa, Hawaii’s top QB in the class of 2017 and one of the best in the nation, threw for nearly 3,000 yards as a junior and scored a total of 35 touchdowns. According to Scout, he plans to enroll early ready to compete in the spring of 2017.