Tagovailoa ends up in top 20 of national ranking

Former Saint Louis QB Tua Tagovailoa wasn't allowed to participate in the Polynesian Bowl but was there supporting his teammates. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Former Saint Louis QB Tua Tagovailoa wasn’t allowed to participate in the Polynesian Bowl but was there supporting his teammates. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Much was made of Tua Tagovailoa’s recruitment, and even though the Saint Louis product has settled in at the University of Alabama, his prospect rankings have hit a new high.

Bleacher Report recently ranked the dual-threat quarterback as the nation’s No. 20 overall prospect.

Only Georgia’s Davis Mills (No. 15), a Stanford commit, was ranked ahead of Tagovailoa, Hawaii’s all-time career passing leader, among quarterbacks.


In comparison, Tagovailoa checks in at No. 32 on 247Sports and 38 on Scout. Additionally, Rivals.com has him pegged at 53 while ESPN has the lefty at No. 57 in the ESPN 300.


Tagovailoa enrolled at Alabama in time for the start of the spring semester and figures to push Jalen Hurts for the starting job as early as this fall.

He is the highest-ranked recruit from Hawaii since Punahou’s Manti Teo in 2009.

COMMENTS

  1. Coach C January 31, 2017 8:49 pm

    Problem is, we will not see him on the field. In order for Alabama’s defense to be great, they need a great “scout” qb.


  2. bigrealtruth January 31, 2017 9:18 pm

    Yeah Jalen Hurts will be A great Scout team quarterback … support the Local kid Coach C.


  3. Red Raider 4 Life February 1, 2017 4:52 am

    Oregon RR4L here, but I tell you what folks, all the trash talking ’bout high school this, high school that, It boils down to support for any and ALL Island kids making it to a higher level. No matter D1, D2 or community college, we all should support them.
    To me, it don’t matter that Tua beat my high school and that he played for our rival St. Louis, the way he represents Hawaii in being humble and kind speaks volumes of the influence his parents and the staff at St. Louis had on this young men up there on the Mountain.
    So I will be following the TIDE this next couple of years.
    And this goes for all the HIgh Schools back home, be it young men or young women, they represent all of HAWAII.


  4. Big Red! February 1, 2017 6:28 am

    Good luck Tua and the rest of the Hawaii boys! All about supporting the boys from the islands! Aloha Ke akua! Alofa Atu!


  5. Alpha February 1, 2017 10:32 am

    Coach C January 31, 2017 at 8:49 pm
    Problem is, we will not see him on the field. In order for Alabama’s defense to be great, they need a great “scout” qb.

    13for31 131yds vs clemson…. Bama needs a passing QB….


  6. Education First February 2, 2017 1:02 pm

    Coach C = Shut Down


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