The recruiting season continues to get stranger with exactly two months left until National Signing Day.
Despite receiving a scholarship offer from LSU on Monday, the father of 5-star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa told SEC Country that his son is fully committed to Alabama. The possible departure of Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin to LSU has no bearing on Tua's verbal pledge to Alabama coach Nick Saban, Tua's father, Galu, told the outlet.
The only school Tua has visited and will visit is Alabama, Galu said.
“Lane Kiffin is an awesome and smart guy,” Galu told SEC Country. “We have much respect for that guy. But at the same time, we have built strong relationships with (outside linebackers coach) Tosh Lupoi and Nick Saban. Those are the two guys we’ve built a huge relationship with — not so much Lane."
The Tagovailoa family actually called LSU's 4-star quarterback commitment Myles Brennan's family to reassure Brennan that Tua was not mulling the LSU offer. In fact, the Tagovailoa family encouraged the Brennan family to give Kiffin a shot if he ends up at LSU.
“The reason why Alabama has Jalen Hurts in now is because he’s getting the job done,” Galu said to SEC Country. “But Lane isn’t just a dual-threat guy. He’s a pro-style quarterback guy, too. I was telling (the Brennans) that he has the ability to coach both.”
A day after Tua received the LSU offer, Brennan announced via Twitter that he was reopening his recruitment. Brennan's father, Owen, told The Advocate that Myles had been contacted by Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Memphis, Vanderbilt and Cal.
Owen insisted his son has not de-committed and still holds strong feelings for the Tigers. The quarterback posted a clarification later Wednesday.
"This is not a de-commit, this is a way to explore all other options as LSU is going through transitions to have a back up plan if needed!" he wrote.
You can read SEC Country's full report here.
Ross Dellenger contributed to this report.