Alabama offers 5-star QB Trevor Lawrence, teammate of 2016 signee Miller Forristall

Perhaps the top recruit in the class of 2018, Alabama offered five-star quarterback Trevor Lawrence on Thursday. He breaks it down inside.

2016 Alabama signee Miller Forristall, a four-star tight end already enrolled at the school, was once a prep quarterback at Cartersville (Ga.) High School before moving to tight end as a junior in order to better prepare for college and make way for a young arm on the roster. 

That signal-caller was Trevor Lawrence, now a Scout five-star and arguably the top recruit in America's class of 2018. 

On Thursday, he added a scholarship offer from the Crimson Tide and his top target and former QB-mate had plenty to do with it.

"Miller was texting me a few days ago, saying they (UA) wanted to talk to me, they thought they had offered me when I was at one of the games this year," he said. "So I called and they officially offered me. I talked to coach (Nick) Saban and coach (Jeremy) Pruitt for a while. 

"Coach Saban said he thinks I fit into the offense well, a pro-style and they do a bit of spread stuff, too. I can do a little bit of that, too. He explained the tradition over there. I was really impressed with what he was telling me. It sounds pretty good right now."

Adding that he enjoyed speaking to Pruitt as well, the 'Bama staff had heard from Forristall again recently about his former teammate and the topic of them reuniting in Tuscaloosa is one each side is still discussing.

"It means a lot," Lawrence said. "Miller is one of my best friends, it's definitely a big deal. I look forward to visiting again here, soon. I might be able to come to spring practice or a junior day.

"We actually talked about Miller a little, they say he's doing good, he needs to put some weight on but then he'll be good."

Tennessee and Georgia are admittedly the programs standing out to the top sophomore at this point, but many SEC visits will occur before a potential decision later this year. Florida, in addition to UA and the aforementioned top pair, will also host him during the coming months. 

Lawrence plans to throw at The Opening in Atlanta next month. 


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