Maryland’s passing attack just received a major boost.
Friday night, former Alabama quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa announced via Twitter that he has committed to Maryland. He makes the decision one week after entering the transfer portal.
Tagovailoa is the younger brother of former Alabama starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Because Tua Tagovailoa was drafted by the Miami Dolphins last month, there was some speculation that Taulia Tagovailoa would follow him to Florida. However, because of the family’s close ties to head coach Mike Locksley, Maryland was one of the favorites to land the younger Tagovailoa.
“This decision was not easy & has been prayed on non stop. Thank you to my Pastors & my family for always interceding on my behalf,” Tagovailoa said. “Today, I am blessed to share that I will be continuing my academic & athletic journey at the University of Maryland. I’m grateful to Coach Locksley & the staff for giving me this opportunity. I can’t wait to get to College Park. God bless & Go Terps!”
— Taulia Tagovailoa (@tauliaa12) May 15, 2020
As a high school prospect, Tagovailoa was a four-star quarterback, per 247Sports. He gives Maryland extreme talent at a position that struggled last season.
Taulia Tagovailoa’s commitment continues to show how strong of a recruiter Locksley is, even in the transfer portal. Though the Terrapins finished just 3-9 last season, he’s done excellent work landing big-time recruits.
Taulia Tagovailoa appeared in five games at Alabama last season. He has three years of eligibility remaining but would need a waiver to be eligible in 2020.