Tua tells Alabama he won’t visit LSU

Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa hit paydirt on a touchdown run during the second half of the 2016 HHSAA Open Division state championship football game against Kahuku. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.
Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa hit paydirt on a touchdown run during the second half of the 2016 HHSAA Open Division state championship football game against Kahuku. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Saint Louis quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is making his official visit to Alabama, and the way it sounds it is a mere formality.

The state champion’s father, Galu, told a reporter there that Alabama is their only choice whether offensive coordinator Lane Kiffen moves on to LSU or not.

The Tagovailoas spoke to Alabama coach Nick Saban on Wednesday.

“I just wanted to tell him that Tua is locked in with Alabama,” Galu Tagovailoa said. “I didn’t want them to think we were going anywhere else. Saban said he knew that was the case because Tua is a man of his word.”

Here is the link from seccountry.com:


And another with a mention of Taulia on the trip:

And another from bleacherreport.com:


  1. Manley December 5, 2016 3:49 pm

    Now if Saban can be a man of his word.

  2. 3ple3et December 6, 2016 5:50 am

    I wish the best for Tua. Iʻm just not sure if Alabama is the best fit for him.

  3. Se_Vale December 6, 2016 7:59 am

    Why would you limit your options to just Alabama? Yes I agree Alabama and Nick Saban runs the best college football program but how will Nick Saban improve Tua’s QB play. Dont be a fool and get blinded by Alabama’s storied program and all the limelight it offers . I’d like Tua to challenge himself and go to a school that needs work and can take to the playoffs. Alabama is an easy way out because every year they are automatic bid to win the National Championship. Also look for a school that has high academic standards because you’re just another Polynesian kid who will be considered as a great football player and nothing more. Be different and better.

  4. TheHeartlessPrick December 6, 2016 10:11 am

    Wouldn’t be surprised on a last minute change of decision.

  5. lowtone123 December 6, 2016 11:44 am

    If Jalen Hurts leads Alabama to a national championship Tua may not see the field for at least two seasons, when he can play right away at another program like LSU.

  6. Manley December 6, 2016 6:49 pm

    Alabama recruits ALL the best players in the country. 5 deep. Old chinese trick, put all the best warriors in your army so they cannot beat you. Almost like Keep your friends close and your enemy closer.

  7. Manley December 6, 2016 9:14 pm

    Jordan Taamu of PCHS may beat Tua as a SEC QB starter.

  8. Da General December 7, 2016 5:35 am

    WOW looks like Tua’s dad is very straightforward. Yikes! Heard a lot of rumors about the dad. Anyways BEST of luck in your future Tua.

  9. f milo December 7, 2016 7:21 am

    I’m a bit anxious for this kid….hoping for the best but I don’t trust his recruiter and Bama OC, Lame Kitten. This guy has already interviewed for Houston HC job and has a scheduled interview for the LSU OC job after the championship game. He has left a trail of broken promises to recruits where ever he goes. Tua deserves better than to enter a team where there are so much changing variables. Best of Luck!!

  10. J Milo December 8, 2016 5:48 am

    Lame Kitten to Houston


    Tua, Udub needs a QB!!!

  11. MP December 8, 2016 9:55 am

    Wish this young man the very best no matter where he finally decides to go!

  12. TheHeartlessPrick December 8, 2016 3:32 pm

    Jalen Hurts future won’t be as a Qb, similar to Terrell Pryor. I think Saban will move Hurts to a WR/Slotback position to prepare him for the future.

  13. Eye Roll December 10, 2016 8:04 am

    All these haters will be the same ones wearing Tua’s Bama Jersey in a couple years.

    Tua is blazing a trail by going to Bama… who was the last skilled position player from Hawaii to get recruited by a top SEC program? He is going open the flood gates for more Hawaii kids to get recruited from that area of the country.

    Let things play out. If Tua is as good as we all think he can be… his success is not tied to where he goes to school.

    Support the local boy regardless of his decision. #RollTide

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