Report: Maryland football offers Tuli Tagovailoa, 8th-grade cousin of Tua Tagovailoa
Maryland football coach Mike Locksley runs out onto Lincoln Financial Field ahead of a 20-17 loss to Temple on Sept. 14, 2019. (Julia Nikhinson/The Diamondback)
Maryland football has extended an offer to Tuli Tagovailoa, the cousin of current Alabama quarterbacks Tua and Taulia Tagovailoa, according to Simone Eli of CBS 42 in central Alabama.
Tuli Tagovailoa is currently in eighth grade at Thompson Middle School in Alabaster, Alabama, and projects to be a member of the 2024 class should he decide to play football in college.
Head coach Mike Locksley was the offensive coordinator at Alabama when Tua threw for 3,966 yards and 43 touchdowns — a record for the Crimson Tide.
Thompson 8th grade QB Tuli Tagovailoa (class of 2024) received his first collegiate offer from Maryland. Tuli is Tua and Taulia’s first cousin. Bright future ahead for @WARRIORNATION20! #GoTerps @247Sports @Rivals @CoachLocks @dtagovailoa pic.twitter.com/V7SsOsyK78
— Simone Eli (@SimoneEli_TV) December 6, 2019
The Terps have had a revolving door of quarterbacks in recent years, and Josh Jackson, Tyrrell Pigrome, Lance LeGendre and Tyler DeSue all took snaps under center this past season. But Tuli Tagovailoa wouldn’t be in the equation for years to come, if at all.
Thompson High School — the school Tuli Tagovailoa should attend next year — captured the class 7A state championship this year, defeating Central-Phenix City 40-14.
Given his age, it’s unclear when Tagovailoa will see time for his high school team. But with a famous bloodline and an offer from Maryland already in hand, the young signal-caller will have plenty of attention paid to him.