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Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa to join the Terrapin football program

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Posted at 8:49 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 20:49:58-04

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — University of Maryland football coach Michael Locksley has announced that quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa has joined the Terrapin football program.

Tagovailoa, a unanimous four-star prospect out of high school, comes to Maryland from the University of Alabama.

“Taulia has outstanding field vision and excellent pocket awareness,” said Locksley. “He’s a twitchy passer that has the ability to make and extend plays in and outside of the pocket because of his above-average athleticism. Taulia has terrific touch and trajectory on his throws and delivers the ball with above-average accuracy. He’s a highly competitive player that will bring great competition to a good quarterback room.”

"I'm so excited to start the next chapter of my career at the University of Maryland," said Tagovailoa. "I'm incredibly grateful to all of the amazing people at Alabama, but am also thrilled to join the Terrapin Football Family. I have a great relationship with Coach Locksley and am excited to see what he's building. I can't wait to be part of it and I plan on working incredibly hard both on and off the field to make my family, teammates, coaches and fans proud."

Taulia is the younger brother of Tua Tagovailoa, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins.

He has three years of eligibility left.