'Bama checks out Philly three-star

Alabama has the top haul in the class of 2015 already, but its coaching staff has been out all over America looking to add to it. On Wednesday, it saw Shareef Miller from Philadelphia, a prospect that had no previous contact with the Crimson Tide.

Shareef Miller stands 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, with offers to play defensive end from coast to coast. He's a Scout.com three-star prospect right now, with most power conferences represented within his offer sheet.

However, noticeably absent from the Philadelphia (Pa.) Frankford standout's list is the SEC. That could take a turn, thought, with one prominent program from the conference establishing contact with him on Wednesday.

"Alabama came by today," he said. "Coach [Mario] Cristobal talked to me. He said a lot of greats things. First, he said that I'm a really good player, my highlight tape was great and that I'm a very big guy who is fast off the edge."

Miller could be recruited as either a traditional defensive end or even as an outside linebacker prospect within the Crimson Tide's diverse defensive scheme.

"I'm really not sure yet," he said of his projection with Alabama. "But I will be a beast at defensive end or linebacker. And I'm really excited about Alabama, I can't wait to get down there.

"I'm not sure yet (about a visit), but very soon. I'm going to call coach tomorrow."

Should that Tuscaloosa trip take place, Miller feels it will help him to land the offer from the Crimson Tide, breaking the ice within the conference to take home seven of the last eight national titles.

"He (Cristobal) was like, I'm a really great player and he would love to get me down there first, to meet everybody and see everything before they offer me," he said.

Either way, the meeting with Alabama wasn't something Miller expected during the spring evaluation period.

"I was like, ‘no way.' This can't be true that an Alabama coach is here for me at my school," he said. "Getting an offer from Alabama, the best program in the nation, and I'm from Philly -- that don't happen at all. But it would mean that I'm really a great player if ‘Bama offers me."

Currently tabbed as the No. 61 defensive end prospect in the class of 2015 on Scout, Miller is looking to make a decision sometime after his senior football campaign.


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