Oregon after all, has built a strong presence in Hawaii, especially after Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy two years ago and Tagovailoa appears to be the reincarnation of Mariota, but the Ducks picked up commitment last fall from Ryan Kelley who since then has de-committed and switched his alliance to Arizona State.
Oregon obviously started looking for quarterbacks and reached out to Tagovailoa, but if today’s conversation is any indication, it is too late for the Ducks and the St. Louis High School signal caller. He is all Alabama.
Even though USC has still been recruiting him, Tagovailoa has not ruled out a visit to the L.A. campus, but as far as Oregon goes, it looks like Oregon’s seemingly unshakable connection with all players of Hawaii is a thing of the past.
So it goes with recruiting. Tagovailoa is all Alabama, Kelley is all Arizona State and Mark Helfrich and his coaching staff are still looking for a quarterback for the 2017 class.