The “Region of Death” just got a whole new wrench thrown in.
Multiple outlets are reporting that the family of Alabama quarterback signee Tua Tagovailoa, including his brother Taulia, will be moving to Alabaster. Taulia, a quarterback like his brother, will enroll at Thompson High School and begin class in early April.
The move is for the family to be closer to Tua while he attends Alabama. Taulia, a junior for the 2017 season, will be coached by Mark Freeman. Freeman has been known for coaching good quarterbacks with Troy’s Brandon Silvers and UAB’s Tyler Johnston.
That rep factored into the family’s decision to choose Alabaster as their destination. Taulia threw for over 3,100 yards and 41 touchdowns as a sophomore to bring his total in high school to over 6,700 yards and 64 touchdowns. Taulia, listed at 5’11” and 190 lbs, will be part of the Class of 2019 with Pinson’s own transfer in four-star QB Bo Nix and has offers from Alabama, Oregon, Utah, FAU, and Hawaii.
Under Freeman, Thompson has posted back-to-back 5-5 seasons and was tiebreaker short of their first playoff visit since 2006 this past year.