Arizona State adds Alabama transfer quarterback Paul Tyson
The Arizona State quarterback room will be a little crowded next season.
On Sunday, the Sun Devils picked up a transfer commitment from former Alabama quarterback Paul Tyson. The great-grandson of legendary Alabama coach Bear Bryant, Tyson comes to Tempe after spending three seasons with the Crimson Tide.
Let’s get to work… #ForksUp 🔱 pic.twitter.com/8gfpYPgssQ
— Paul Tyson (@Paul_Tyson17) January 16, 2022
Tyson entered the transfer portal on Jan. 11. Coach Herm Edwards and his Sun Devil staff made short work of convincing Tyson to link up with ASU. A graduate transfer, he’ll have three years of eligibility to play because of the NCAA waiver from 2020.
Playing behind national title-winning quarterbacks in Tua Tagovailoa and Mac Jones and then Heisman Trophy-winning Bryce Young, Tyson was relegated to mop-up duty with the Tide over the course of his time in Tuscaloosa. He threw 16 passes in 12 appearances in 2021, completing 10 of them for 150 yards. The 6-foot-5 Tyson didn’t attempt a pass in either of his first two seasons, appearing only once.
A Trussville, Alabama, native, Tyson joined the Tide as a blue-chip prospect out of the 2019 recruiting class. He was the 12th-ranked pro-style quarterback prospect in his class and the 321st player overall. Tyson was a 4-star, per the 247 Composite.
ASU will have five quarterbacks on its roster for the 2022 season with starter Jayden Daniels returning for his senior season. Tyson will join Trent Bourguet, Finn Collins, Daylin McLemore, and 2022 signee Bennett Meredith.