As they sleep, Tua keeps working

Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa talked to his teammates during the ILH championship game against Punahou. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa talked to his teammates during the ILH championship game against Punahou. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser all-state offensive player of the year Tua Tagovailoa has a work ethic that borders on legendary.

When he’s not refining his skills, the Saint Louis senior spends Sunday afternoons helping his father, Galu, teach skills to youth players in Ewa Beach.

Somehow, between training, teaching and commuting — he finished school early and has enrolled for the spring semester at Alabama — Tagovailoa hits the weight room.

This link at SEC Country shows a video of of him working out diligently. Interestingly enough, though Tagovailoa is widely acknowledged as the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the country, SEC Country rates him at 4 stars out of five.

Tagovailoa is in Texas preparing for the U.S. Army All-America bowl on Saturday.

COMMENTS

  1. kahukuwrckless January 2, 2017 9:20 am

    They rated him 4 out of 5 because nothing but racist people down in the south. Maybe if Tua went Kahuku, he would be rated five stars everywhere. Oh wells. That’s what happens when you recruited, not rooted.


  2. Ohcomeonalready January 2, 2017 3:00 pm

    What’s the ILH punishment against players who participate in outside league?

    Anyone from HPW going to step up and report?


  3. ilh January 2, 2017 5:18 pm

    Stop winding, St.Louis and Tua just kicked Kahuku’s ass in the Finals, Tua was just too much for the men from Kahuku. couldn’t stop him this year.


  4. ??? January 2, 2017 5:32 pm

    @Ohcomeonalready
    What’s the ILH punishment against players who participate in outside league?
    If the players are stars, look the other way and do nothing like they are doing right now and hope everybody forgets it ever happened.


  5. Ohcomeonalready January 3, 2017 9:07 am

    HPW… ILH comment about “kicking ass” gets no moderation but my comment asking for you guys to do some actual reporting gets moderated. Nice.


  6. Billy Hull January 3, 2017 10:53 am

    Your comment hasn’t been touched as far as I know.


  7. Ohcomeonalready January 3, 2017 11:47 am

    Yes. It eventually it came through but was held up to be approved but comments like @ILH are OK?


  8. 88 January 3, 2017 4:29 pm

    Of course it’s okay. He’s been waiting 17 years to post those words. Its probably going to another 17 years before we hear from him again.


  9. Manley January 4, 2017 9:47 am

    Too bad. Jalen Hurt is Alabama future. For the next 4 years. Now USC is on the rise. Plus they more comfortable will legendary Samoans that came thru their system. Oh well.


  10. 88 January 4, 2017 10:50 am

    Don’t hate Manley. Support. Support our local kids. Don’t be another one of these Poly fuamz who waite for our kids to fail and find happiness when they do.


  11. Hyn January 4, 2017 12:56 pm

    Jalen hurt is more of a running back then a QB. He couldn’t even complete a pass to a wide open receiver all game against Washington. Next year Tua will beat him out and be the starting QB.


  12. kahukuwrckless January 4, 2017 3:36 pm

    Meanwhile Big Red is still working hard and HPW isn’t covering them. Manley, you right. Tua is a scrub. Sol-Jay is gonna be big despite all the haters.


  13. Benz Pitolo January 4, 2017 4:26 pm

    Lol recruited not rooted and yet Kahuku’s powerhouse team did nothing against Tua. If he went to Kahuku he’d end up exactly like Sol-Jay…. on a team with no passing game and no championship ring.


  14. TooMeke January 5, 2017 7:43 am

    Nice article on Tua in cbssports.com:

    http://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/heres-how-alabamas-newest-blue-chipper-is-bucking-the-trend-of-the-modern-qb/

    Good luck Tua!


  15. TooMeke January 5, 2017 7:45 am

    I see a bunch of crabs in here… You guys stay in your bucket.

    Meanwhile, Tua has moved out of the bucket and on to bigger and better things.


  16. Jeezy33 January 5, 2017 2:38 pm

    All the oia teams is in bucket. They always have excuses when they don’t win anything. Cry cry cry…


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