Alabama sophomore quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, the younger brother of Tua, has entered the transfer portal, according to Matt Zenitz of the Alabama Media Group.
Tagovailoa was a four-star prospect out of high school and ranked as the nation's No. 5 pro-style quarterback by 247 Sports. As a freshman last season, he appeared in five games and completed nine of 12 pass attempts for 100 yards and one touchdown.
Assuming Tagovailoa remains in the portal and leaves for another school, that leaves Alabama with three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster: redshirt junior Mac Jones, redshirt freshman Paul Tyson and true freshman Bryce Young.
Jones is the most experienced of the bunch, as he started four games in 2019. He went 97-for-141 (68.8%) for 1,503 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. Against Michigan in the VRBO Citrus Bowl, he went 16-for-25 for 327 yards and three touchdowns.
Tyson was a four-star prospect in the class of 2019, ranked by 247 Sports as the 12th-best pro-style quarterback. Young was ranked as the No. 2 overall player by 247 Sports in the class of 2020 and enrolled at Alabama in January.
Analysis from Joey Blackwell of BamaCentral.com: After a 2019 season where Tagovailoa saw action in just five games, and with a low chance of seeing much action in 2020 due to Mac Jones and Bryce Young on the depth chart, it comes as no surprise that Tagovailoa would want to transfer to a school where he has a greater chance of starting under center.
With the addition of older brother Tua heading to join the Miami Dolphins in the NFL, it would make sense if Taulia were to take his talents to the state of Florida due to the tight nature of his family. The Miami Hurricanes are currently in need of a quarterback, and Taulia would fit in nicely in their system.