From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TUSCALOOSA — On Tuesday, May 15, the Elite 11 committee announced that Hewitt-Trussville and Alabama quarterback commit Paul Tyson will join Pinson Valley’s Bo Nix and Thompson’s Taulia Tagovailoa in Redondo Beach, California next month to compete in the Elite 11 Finals.
Nix, who will follow in his father’s footsteps and attend Auburn University, lead Pinson Valley to an undefeated season and the Indians first state championship banner in school history.
Nix is the number one overall rated quarterback in the 247 Sports composite position rankings in the 2019 class.
Tyson, who committed to Alabama back on April 5th, lead Hewitt-Trussville to its seventh region championship last year and will look to duplicate a similar season as the Huskies went undefeated until the second round of the playoffs.
Although Nix and Tyson are geographically closer, Tyson and Tagovailoa’s teams will actually face off in the upcoming season on Oct. 26th. The trio are also in elite company as no other state is represented more than once where as Alabama now has three quarterbacks competing this year.
The Elite 11 Finals competition will take place June 1-3 in Redondo Beach California. All three Alabama quarterbacks should feel great about the invitation as according to the Elite 11 website, 11 of the past 12 quarterbacks to have won the Heisman Trophy attended the Elite 11 Finals or an Elite 11 Regional.
The website also goes on to say that 15 fo the top 20 NFL passers in 2017 attended the Elite 11 Finals or an Elite 11 Regional.
Nix, Tyson, and Tagovailoa will join former Alabama quarterbacks Brodie Croyle (Westbrook Christian), Jamarcus Russell (Williamson), Neil Caudle (Spain Park), A.J. McCarron (St. Paul’s Episcopal), and Jameis Winston (Hueytown) to be selected to the competition since its inception in 1999.
The competition is free to attend and will likely air on the ESPN family of networks.