first_imgTua Tagovailoa points directions to a teammate.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the offense against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Tua Tagovailoa has become, arguably, college football’s best quarterback during his time at Alabama.The sophomore quarterback took over the quarterback position in the second half of last season’s national title game and he hasn’t come close to giving it up.Tagovailoa has revealed this season that his family played a major role in his decision to commit to Nick Saban’s program.If not for the push of his father, he might have played somewhere else.From the LA Times:“Our team was USC growing up,” he says. “I used to be No. 11 because of Matt Leinart. He was a lefty, as well.”Back in 2016, when Tagovailoa was a prized recruit out of Hawaii, there were whispers about him “silently committing” to the Trojans. He acknowledges being “pretty close to going to SC.”But something happened when Alabama turned up the recruiting heat that spring.It’s hard to criticize Tagovailoa and his family for making the decision that they did.Alabama is set to play in another national title game on Monday night.Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.last_img