Tua Tagovailoa's emergence not only helped Alabama win the 2018 national championship over Georgia. It not only impacted the Crimson Tide's quarterback plans and Jalen Hurts' future. But he also indirectly impacted the recruitment of quarterback Bryce Young and the long-term future at Alabama.
Young, the No. 1-ranked QB in the Class of 2020, committed to Alabama after he decommitted from USC, in part because of the path Tagovailoa paved for an undersized, dual-threat quarterback.
"Three years ago, we never would have considered Alabama," Young's father, Craig, said. "Even though it's an amazing institution, they weren't throwing the ball like that. They weren't [dual-threat]. The Tua offense at Alabama isn't what it had historically been, so prior to three years ago, I don't think we would have considered Alabama, and I don't think they would have considered Bryce."