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Alabama Is The Favorite To Land The 4-Star QB Who's Great-Grandpa Is Bear Bryant

A panorama view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during an Alabama football game.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Surely, you're aware of who Bear Bryant is. The legendary Alabama football coach is one of the greatest coaches in the sport's history.

But did you know that he had a great-grandson? And that the great-grandson is one of the top quarterback recruits in the country?

Meet Paul Tyson, the great-grandson of the iconic college football recruits. He's a Trussville, Ala. native.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound quarterback is ranked the No. 7 pro-style QB in the 2019 class by 247Sports' Composite Rankings. He has offers from several major programs, including LSU, Michigan and Notre Dame.

Alabama offered him a scholarship in December. It was offered personally by Nick Saban. "I was actually down at Alabama, watching their bowl practice, and Coach [Nick] Saban walked over and said I’ve earned it, I’ve had a really good year and he was deciding to offer me,” Tyson said, per ESPN. “It definitely meant a lot to me. It was a big honor that it was coming from him personally.” Saban's program has 90 percent of the "Crystal Ball" predictions on 247Sports. Check it out:

A recruiting expert for SEC Country believes Tyson will eventually be Alabama's too. The Crimson Tide are also recruiting the younger brother of Tua Tagovailoa.

"I do think Alabama has a better chance at signing Tyson as of now. He has been to games at Bryant-Denny his entire life. His great-grandfather’s statue is right outside of the stadium that is partly named after him. He also has a teammate in 5-star tackle Pierce Quick who’s committed to the Tide.

Tyson has taken visits elsewhere but I think the family’s history is going to be too much for him to go anywhere other than Alabama," he reports.

You can watch highlights of Tyson's previous season below: