(UPDATE, 7:05 p.m. Utah came in with an offer, making it two offers today for Tua Tagovailoa.)
The Pac-12 Conference can’t seem to resist the immense talent of Saint Louis sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Arizona and Utah are the 10th and 11th universities, respectively, to offer a football scholarship to the southpaw. Seven of the offers come from Pac-12 schools. Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance shared the news on its Facebook page this afternoon. Doug Kimmel of Scout.com shared the news this morning on Twitter.
Doug Kimmel @DougKimmelScout · 5h 5 hours ago
2016 Saint Louis (HI) four-star QB Tua Tagovailoa has landed #10, picking up an offer from #Arizona: http://arizona.scout.com/player/8046870n-tua-tagovailoa … @JasonScheer
Tagovailoa responded to the offer on his Twitter page.
Tua Tagovailoa @Tuaamann_ · 15m 15 minutes ago
Can’t thank God enough
That news about Arizona came in the afternoon. This came in the evening.
Doug Kimmel @DougKimmelScout 2h2 hours ago
2017 Saint Louis (HI) four-star QB Tua Tagovailoa landed another offer today, the latest from #Utah: http://utah.scout.com/player/193492-tua-tagovailoa/recruiting … @BSwinneyScout
Tagovailoa’s updated offer list: also has offers from UCLA, Texas Tech, Hawaii, USC, Colorado, Ole Miss, Washington State, Washington, UNLV, Arizona, Utah.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound quarterback passed for 2,571 yards and 33 touchdowns in 10 games with just three interceptions. He completed 69 percent of his pass attempts and finished the season with a passer rating of 204.18, best in the state. He also rushed for 553 yards (6.2 per carry) and seven touchdowns.
The southpaw was named offensive MVP of the Tanoa Bowl (Washington) in early January.