2019 Alabama quarterback prospect Paul Tyson picks up first three offers in short span

Paul Tyson has created headlines as he gets closer to college because he is legendary coach Bear Bryant's grandson, but he is also turning heads as a quarterback prospect in the mean time. He is up to three scholarship offers right out of the gate.

Paul William Bryant Tyson is a new football name to know. 

He is a sophomore in high school and yes, he is named after that Paul Bryant. He is in the Bryant bloodline. 

"My great-grandfather is coach Bear Bryant," Paul Tyson said. "I've grown up as an Alabama fan and grown to love this state. I've been to so many football games, probably every single home game since I was five years old. Probably haven't missed one.

"I'm blessed to have it (the name)."

The class of 2019 quarterback prospect out of Trussville (Ala.) Hewitt-Trussville has lived up to expectation because of the name but he has also established his own as one of the state's best in the cycle.

As football programs from all over the country hit the Birmingham metro, Hewitt-Trussville has become one of the can't-miss programs to stop in at. Three programs have visited and informed the Husky coaches of a fresh scholarship offer to Tyson -- Kentucky, UConn and Jacksonville State -- all in the last week.

"It's really just an honor, something I'm real lucky to have." he said. "Especially being just a sophomore going into my junior year, I'm blessed and it really means a lot to me. They've liked what they have seen this spring and I have some great receivers here at Trussville and it's such a great offense that the coaches have set up. It's a really good combo.

"I'm just focusing on what's best for me, I want to kill it at Trussville...but I'm trying to win a state championship."


Recruiting is on the back-burner, but the chance at following family footsteps to Alabama would be ideal for the emerging prospect.

"It would be a lifetime dream of mine. Best team in the country, it's where you want to be," he said.

And the shadow of one of the best coaches of all-time? Tyson has embraced it.

"I feel like it helps me be a better leader and be able to step up to any challenge and know that my great-grandfather did it, so I know I can do it," he said. "I can step up to any challenge Friday night or anything else that comes towards me. 

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"The craziest thing I heard about my (great) grandfather is that he wrestled a bear for one dollar and didn't even get the dollar for wrestling him. He beat him, he did it."

Tyson says he is open to all schools recruiting him, which does include Alabama, ClemsonNotre DameMississippi State and several others in addition to the three on his growing scholarship list.

"For me it would be about what team I could help the most in college," he said. "I want to play for a team I can help win a national championship with just a great environment, good coaching and team in general.

"I'm more of a pro-style quarterback, 6-4, 200 pounds, throw real accurately. I may not be the fastest guy out there but I can throw it anywhere you need me to."

Patterning his game after Tom Brady, the rising junior is looking to build on a 2016 campaign that was cut short due to an injury and an impending transfer, where he threw for 1,100 yards and nine touchdowns without an interception to his name.

The Tyson name. 

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