Tua Tagovailoa will announce his college commitment this evening, at 6 p.m. Hawaii is on his reported list of the six schools he is considering, but reports would seem that the Rainbow Warriors are a long-shot to keep Tagovailoa home for college.
According to Scout.com reports, USC was a favorite for Tagovailoa, but a recent string of visits to the South appears to have a new leader predicted to win his pledge tonight. Scout.com National recruiting analyst Greg Biggins has Tagovailoa leaning toward the Crimson Tide tonight and Scout.com's BamaMag reports sources that have Tagovailoa choosing Alabama tonight as well.
Biggins said of Tagovailoa's skillset, "Tagovailoa is a strong armed lefty with a cannon for an arm. He’s a dual threat quarterback who can escape pressure and make big plays with his legs. He also shows the poise to make that first defender miss, roll out and throws very good on the run. He has a strong body and plays with plenty of toughness. He shows very nice tough on the deeper throws and projects as a high major QB at the next level."
The home school always has a chance if they are mentioned and even if UH does not get Tagovailoa, just being in the conversation is a plus.
In last year's class, the top 10 signed recruits in the state of Hawaii by Scout's rankings headed to the mainland - eight of which went to Power-5 programs. For Hawaii to be listed in the final six, even if just included for being the local program, is great press for the program, validation for head coach Nick Rolovich's all-in recruiting efforts and buzz to fuel the program's overall 2017 campaign.
If you would like to watch Tagovailoa's commitment ceremony live, it will be broadcast live on KHON2 at 6 p.m. HT. Click here for the link to the stream: http://khon2.com/live-stream/
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