Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went into the national championship game with a possible transfer in the back of his mind.

Tagovailoa returned home for a celebration of Alabama's national championship win and spoke to students at his former middle school about his perseverance throughout his freshman year with the Crimson Tide and wanted to transfer to USC because of the competition in front of him.

Tagovailoa would continue to tell the students that if he went through with his decision, he wouldn't have been able to enjoy the success he has currently.

"I wanted to leave the school," Tagovailoa said according to Hawaii News Now's Taryn Hatcher. "So I told myself if i didn't play in the last game, which was the national championship game, I would transfer out. If I gave in, I don't think I would have seen the end blessing of where I am now."

Sam Spangler, Sports Anchor for KHON TV down in Hawaii who spoke with Tua Tagovailoa at the event, joined The Game with Ryan Fowler to discuss Tua's celebration down in Hawaii, his impacted in the state, and clarify his comments about possibly transferring to USC if he wasn't the starter at Alabama.

For Sam Spangler's conversation with Ryan Fowler, make sure you watch the video above the article. For the latest breakdown and news surrounding Alabama Crimson Tide football, make sure you tune into The Game weekday afternoons from 2-6 p.m.

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