Yet another high-profile student-athlete has earned a transfer waiver from the NCAA.
This afternoon, former Alabama quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa – brother of Tua Tagovailoa – received a waiver from the NCAA for immediate eligibility at Maryland next season.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler was the first to break the news.
Taulia Tagovailoa’s transfer waiver has been approved by the NCAA and the former Alabama QB is immediately eligible to play at Maryland, per source. Attorney John Long handled family’s case over last three months, and Maryland coach Mike Locksley was notified of the news today.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 7, 2020
Tagovailoa joins a long list of talent in both college football and basketball to receive a waiver transfer from the NCAA.
On Kentucky’s end of things, UK is waiting for two significant requests with Joey Gatewood in football and Olivier Sarr in basketball.
For comparison’s sake, Gatewood announced his commitment to Kentucky on December 5, 2019, while Tagovailoa transferred to Maryland on May 15, 2020.
While the former Alabama quarterback received his waiver in less than three months, Gatewood has now been waiting eight months.
Do the right thing, NCAA.