By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Weeks after Tua Tagovailoa was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 2020 NFL Draft, his brother has decided to enter the transfer portal. Tualia Tagovailoa has decided to consider leaving the Alabama Crimson Tide on Friday night.
Most players, who enter the transfer portal, transfer away from their initial school. There have been a few, who have actually stayed at their schools after announcing their decision to enter into the portal.
He chose the Crimson Tide during the 2019 recruiting class over a host of other schools that included Florida, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon and others. He did see action as a freshman, unfortunately after his brother’s injury in November against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Tualia appeared in five games with the Crimson Tide. He went 9 of 12 for 100 yards, while also throwing a touchdown.
However, if there is a season due to the coronavirus pandemic, he is expected to be the team’s backup — of third quarterback. Mac Jones is expected to be the team’s starter when the season starts.
Tagovailoa would have had to compete with Bryce Young, a five-star prospect from California, who was a part of their 2020 Signing class. Since he did not have a clear path of starting, he elected to transfer.
Also, since his family moved from Hawai’i to Alabama to be closer to Tagovailoa when he was playing with the Crimson Tide, one has to think the family will relocate to Miami, Florida to be closer to their first-round draft pick. This likely means that the younger Tagovailoa will choose a school closer to Miami.