Saint Louis senior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa confirmed that he will graduate from Saint Louis early and depart for Alabama in January, according to a report today at SEC Country.
Tagovailoa is an oral commit to No. 1-ranked Alabama and will not visit other schools. The letter-of-intent signing day is in early February.
Saint Louis will play Kahuku on Saturday night in the Open Division final of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships at Aloha Stadium.
Tagovailoa’s plan to complete his high education early allows him the winter and spring train with the Crimson Tide and enroll earlier than most incoming freshmen. Recent local players like Breiden Fehoko (Farrington/Texas Tech) and Canton Kaumatule (Punahou/Oregon) also took this route. Kamehameha senior kicker Adam Stack is another expected to enroll early (at Oregon) in January.
Tagovailoa told Hawaii Prep World in August that he still plans to return home for senior prom and walk with his classmates at Saint Louis on graduation day.