Tua Tagovailoa, a 4-star quarterback commit for the University of Alabama, won The Opening 7-on-7 and Elite 11 Finals MVP awards.
Once again everything is coming up Alabama. During the nation’s most prestigious recruiting event, The Opening Finals, Crimson Tide commit Tua Tagovailoa took home the hardware.
A 4-star quarterback recruit out of Hawaii, Tagovailoa claimed MVP for the 7-on-7 drills, as well as the QB-specific Elite 11 competition. Ever the humble individual, Tagovailoa credited his stellar performance to his entire team.
“[Winning MVP] means a lot. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience as well as journey. Being able to get the MVP, all glory goes to God with that,” Tagovailoa told Bleacher Report. “It was a team effort and it couldn’t have been done if the receivers didn’t catch passes and the defense didn’t get us the ball back.”
In terms of intangibles, that’s the quentessential Alabama mentality. All team, all about The Process of, pure humility and no me-first attitude. Aside from being the No. 3 quarterback in the 2017 class and No. 33-overall ranked player, Tagovailoa already acts the part of a Bama player.
The last Alabama player to claim the Elite 11 MVP award is Blake Barnett (2014), who is currently in the running for the Crimson Tide’s starting quarterback job.
Barnett gave some love to his future teammate on Twitter.
— B² (@Blake8Barnett) July 11, 2016
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