The Hawaiian four-star quarterback is ready to choose his college destination.
Tua Tagovailoa, the nation’s No. 2 dual-threat prospect from St. Louis School (Honolulu), will announce his commitment on May 2, according to his father, Galu. The biggest contenders for his signature are believed to be Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, USC and UCLA.
SEC Country caught up with Tagovailoa recently and his father told us that if his son were to make a decision at that point in time, he would choose Alabama.
“If it was made today, just with what has happened this week, it would be Alabama,” Galu said after taking visits to Alabama, Auburn and Ole Miss. “Again, because of the relationship we built with them. Our relationship with Alabama has kept growing. This is just my opinion but it would be Alabama.”
The family’s interest to move away from Hawaii is high. The Tagovailoas said they have discussed potentially moving to the Southeast to be closer to Tua if he were to choose an SEC school.
“We have talked about a lot of those things, even if he was staying on the West Coast,” Galu said a little over a week ago. “I have kind of looked at some jobs on the West Coast in my field. We also needed to consider that we needed to look at jobs in Mobile or in that area. That was one of the biggest reasons why we took this trip as a family. When it comes down to making a decision like this, it’s a family decision.”
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Chris Kirschner covers Alabama football recruiting for SECCountry.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play in Bryant-Denny.