REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Alabama quarterback commit Taulia Tagovailoa will have a chance to follow in his brother’s footsteps as an Elite 11 MVP when he travels to Frisco, Texas, later this month for The Opening Finals.
Tagovailoa’s father, Galu, told SEC Country on Monday morning that Taulia was one of 12 quarterbacks to move on to The Opening Finals, where one of those QBs will be named the Elite 11 MVP, an award Tua won in 2016. The Elite 11 MVP is arguably the most prestigious award a high school quarterback can win.
Of course, there was lots of talk centering around the comparisons between Taulia and Tua this weekend because both Tagovailoa brothers competed at the Elite 11.
“I really don’t think it’s that difficult for me,” Taulia told SEC Country on competing with his brother. “I would say I am doing a pretty good job. I would say that I just need to continue working hard and continue what I am doing, and hopefully, I’ll make a name for myself. When my opportunity comes, I just got to take a hold of it and run with it.”
Paul Tyson, Alabama’s other quarterback commit, also participated in the Elite 11 Finals, but he didn’t get an invitation to The Opening Finals.
Check out highlights of Tagovailoa at the Elite 11 below.