Alabama football: How does Lane Kiffin's possible departure affect Tide recruiting? – SECcountry.com
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There were A LOT of good questions this week, so let’s dig in.
If Lane Kiffin gets a coaching job elsewhere, will Tua Tagovailoa stay committed?
I don’t think there will be much of an effect on the 4-star quarterback from Hawaii’s recruitment if Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin leaves the team at the end of the season for a head coaching opportunity.
Tagovailoa committed to Alabama in May and has not looked back on that decision. (Chris Kirschner/SEC Country)
You’d have to live in a hole to not have heard about all of the buzz surrounding Kiffin and this potentially being his last season in Tuscaloosa. When it comes to Tagovailoa’s commitment to Alabama, there’s only one word to describe it: solid. He hasn’t taken any visit to a school not named Alabama this fall. The last time he visited a school was back in the summer when he trekked to Tuscaloosa for Alabama’s summer camp. It sure is hard to flip to another school if you haven’t visited in several months.
Now Tagovailoa is expected to still take visits elsewhere, but as the days go by, the chances he sticks with Alabama get better. So, I don’t think Kiffin possibly leaving matters to Tagovailoa. In case you didn’t know, the nation’s No. 1 dual-threat quarterback is an early enrollee, too, so he’ll be at Alabama this January.