Georgia quarterback commit Jake Fromm wasn’t asked, “What impresses you about Alabama quarterback commit Tua Tagovailoa?” That’s why what he had to say about the Crimson Tide’s future quarterback should excite Alabama fans.
Fromm, who was committed to Alabama until March, was asked by DawgNation’s Jeff Sentell a few weeks ago which quarterback impressed him the most out of the 24 signal callers who competed in the Elite 11 Finals competition in June.
“I love Tua. I love him. He’s a complete guy,” Fromm said. “Yes, he can throw a football really well, and there are a lot of those guys out there, but Tua is just a great guy. He called everybody brother here.”
The praise for Tagovailoa didn’t stop there. Super Bowl-winning QB Trent Dilfer, who is one of the coaches for the Elite 11 competition, also praised Tagovailoa’s game. Out of all the years Dilfer has participated in the Elite 11 competition, Tagovailoa holds the title in an important area.
“I have never seen a kid, since I’ve been doing this, change more in two weeks,” Dilfer said at the time.
So what did Tagovailoa think of his performance at the Elite 11 Finals? Well, here’s what he had to say of his performance, according to Fromm.
“When we were going through the 7-on-7 competition, he, by far, had the best day,” Fromm said. “He would’ve gone 15-for-15 if it had not been for one or two drops. Someone asked him how he did, and Tua, being the humble guy he is, said “Oh, I just did all right.” Man, he’s a great Christian guy. I just love Tua.”
Tagovailoa and Fromm will begin competition in the Elite 11 event at The Opening on Wednesday, which features more than 160 of the top prospects in the nation. Dilfer thinks Tagovailoa has a chance to be the big winner of the week.
“He has a legitimate chance to be the MVP of the Elite 11,” Dilfer said.
Eleven out of the past 13 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks have all been Elite 11 MVPs.
All rankings are provided by the 247Sports composite unless otherwise noted.
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.