What will Tua do? Tide QB to announce his plans

What will Tua do? Tide QB to announce his plans

From staff and wire reports

University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will announce today whether he will enter the NFL draft or return to college for another season.

At a news conference with Head Coach Nick Saban scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday, Tua is expected to reveal his long-anticipated decision.

Tagovailoa is recovering from season-ending hip surgery and has not played since being injured at Mississippi State on Nov. 16. He had surgery two days later. He was on the sideline for Alabama’s 35-16 victory at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, using one crutch to help him get around. A few hours after the game he posted on his verified Twitter account: “I’ll be making my decision on the 6th.. God bless and Roll Tide.”

Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, offensive tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. and safety Xavier McKinney are skipping their senior seasons to enter the NFL draft.

They announced their decisions recently on Twitter and Instagram, and are projected as likely first-round picks.

Jeudy, the 2018 Biletnikoff Award winner, finished his Alabama career with a huge game in the Citrus Bowl. He had 77 catches for 1,163 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.

Jeudy logged a six-catch, 204-yard effort against Michigan on New Year’s Day, including an 85-yard touchdown.

He was part of a loaded receiving corps that includes DeVonta Smith, Henry Ruggs III and Jaylen Waddle. One of the program’s most prolific receivers, Jeudy led the Southeastern Conference with 14 touchdown catches in 2018 and was an Associated Press All-American.

Wills was a second-team AP All-American who started the past two seasons at right tackle.

Two other underclassmen, middle linebacker Dylan Moses and left tackle Alex Leatherwood, have both said they plan to return for their senior seasons, tough Moses’ posted a bizarre comment from his father’s lawyer seeming to complicate the matter.