Alabama has been as hot as it could be on the recruiting trail and it filled another need on Saturday afternoon.
Cartersville (Ga.) Tight End Miller Forristall, who just entered Scout300 less than a year after transitioning to the position from the quarterback spot, took an impromptu visit to Tuscaloosa and left as Nick Saban's latest verbal commitment. The rising senior wowed at the Crimson Tide's first prospect camp of the cycle, leaving with an offer.
"I committed to the University of Alabama because I want to play at the highest level of football with the with the best staff, and this is it," he said. "I beleive this is the place that will fit me and my work ethic.
Foristall joins three-star Brendan Scales among tight ends on Alabama's verbal commitment list. At this time, BamaMag sources indicate that UA is not likely to sign more than two tight ends in the class of 2016.
"What a difference a year makes. Miller Forristall was a quarterback many division 1 schools had on their radar this time last summer - now he is a tight end committed to Alabama.
He is someone who willingly made the move to tight end to help his team and it has really paid off for him.
At tight end, he is still raw in terms of route running and blocking, but he has size you cannot coach, he is an athlete, his ball skills are very strong, he works hard at everything he does, and he is determined to succeed.
There is hard not to like Forristall a lot. He has real upside as he continues to develop at tight end and refine his overall game. Jimmy Graham comes to mind when thinking longterm. Forristall is the new-age hybrid playing tight end that is a real weapon down the field and in the red zone. He is only going to get better." --Chad Simmions,National Recruiting Analysis, Scout.com