Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is becoming a household name in college football with every passing week. Originally from Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Tua’s family moved to Alabaster, Alabama prior to the star quarterback’s freshman season under Nick Saban. Coming with them was another star in the making who might be just as good as his older brother.
Taulia Tagovailoa is a four-star prospect and the No. 6 rated pro-style quarterback for the 2019 recruiting cycle by 247Sports. The senior is leading Thompson High School to a 4-1 start to the year, and he became the 10th quarterback in Alabama High School history to reach the 500-yard passing mark. He also happens to be committed to the University of Alabama for next season.
If one wasn’t scary enough, there will be two Tagovailoa’s playing for Nick Saban in 2019.
The younger of the two brothers threw for 507 yards and four touchdowns in Thompson’s 35-21 victory over Oak Mountain. It was Taulia’s fourth-career game over 400 yards, which is the most by any player in Alabama High School football history.
The following weekend, Taulia threw for another 350 yards in a 35-0 win over Tuscaloosa County while his brother, flanked by police officers, watched from the sidelines on the eve of his own career performance the following day against Texas A&M.
“He just gave me encouraging words, just do your thing and stuff like that. As a brother, it means a lot for him to show up knowing they’ve got a game, and it’s a big one tomorrow, too, and that means a lot to me,” Taulia Tagovailoa said. “Family is everything to me, and it was just fun to see them come out.”
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the new frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy following his 387 passing yards and five total touchdowns against the Aggies, as his top-ranked Crimson Tide team moved to 4-0 on the season.
Can you imagine when two Tagovailoa’s, one left-handed and one right-handed, are on the same team? If you thought the Crimson Tide were special in 2018, wait until next season when the two brothers team up to give Nick Saban one of the most talented quarterback rooms in the entire country.
In the meantime, expect Taulia Tagovailoa and Thompson to continue their march towards another run at the Alabama State Championship and a rematch with Hoover (AL), which knocked them out in the state semifinals last season.
If the younger Tagovailoa keeps this pace up, he’ll get his shot a revenge later this fall.