Tua: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will take his dual-threat skills to Alabama in January. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will take his dual-threat skills to Alabama in January. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

You’ve heard about the late offers from Florida and LSU and seen the emergence of freshman Jalen Hurts at quarterback for Alabama.

Rest easy, ‘Bama fans. Tua Tagovailoa is signed, sealed and delivered.

Any lingering doubts were put to bed Thursday when Tagovailoa, the Gatorade Hawaii state player of the year and all-time career passing record holder, tweeted that he’s eligible to enroll this January at Alabama.

Tagovailoa will leave Hawaii as one of the all-time high school greats. He led the Saint Louis Crusaders to a state title while in the process, ending Kahuku’s 24-game winning streak against in-state competition.

He threw for a Hawaii-record 8,158 yards and 84 touchdowns with only 17 interceptions and a 66.1 completion percentage. The nation’s top dual-threat quarterback also ran for 1,727 yards and 27 more touchdowns.

Tagovailoa will join Pearl City alum Jordan Ta’amu, who signed with Ole Miss this week, and Central Florida freshman McKenzie Milton as quarterbacks from Hawaii in Division I next season.


  1. MP December 15, 2016 4:54 pm

    Best of luck Tua, Hawaii is behind you 100%!!

  2. AOK December 15, 2016 5:08 pm

    attaboy uce! rep da great 808

  3. Searider86 December 15, 2016 8:36 pm

    Exciting times! Our LilState producing Heisman WINNERS! Butkus WINNERS! And just flat out WINNERS! Lol! I’m all (808)!! God Bless, 13!

  4. kkv3000 December 15, 2016 11:24 pm

    That is wonderful, he will sit on the bench for three years. No gamete experience means no improvement as a quarterback. For a quarterback would have loved to see him go somewhere he would have a chance of playing and developing his skills. As I see it three lost years.

  5. rrforlifebaby December 16, 2016 10:24 am

    Go get’em boy!!! Congratulations Tua!!

    Jalen Hurts better step up his game; he is a tremendous athlete, but Tua is a way better QB.

    RRFL and 808 to the core!

  6. TooMeke December 16, 2016 10:38 am

    Congrats Tua!!

    Not a fan of Bama or SEC… but I’ll be cheering for YOU!

    Go get yours! And thank you for opening doors for future student-athletes!

    RRFL! 808FL!

  7. C-Pop December 16, 2016 1:58 pm

    Congrats Tua Tagovailoa – Muamua le Atua !

  8. ??? December 16, 2016 4:09 pm

    Best of luck to you but I just dont see Saban benching Jalen Hurts!!
    Kiffin who loves you is GONE..

  9. C-Pop December 17, 2016 4:21 pm

    Steve Sarkisian new OC at Bama is very familiar with Tua, regardless any student-athlete choosing to attend Alabama EXPECTS to compete against the best for PT, best of luck & skill to you Tua! Muamua le atua!

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