He said the freshman from Hawaii did have a broken bone but was able to grip the ball and "could throw a little bit."
"Things down here in Hawaii are similar to Alabama," Tagovailoa told seccountry.com after he accepted the Crimson Tide's offer. "We go to church every Sunday. People are treated like family there just like here. There are many similarities there and you want to be somewhere that feels like home and that's what Alabama feels like."