Georgia tight end commits to Alabama (UPDATED)

DSC_1567 Miller Forristall and Trevor Lawrence

TE Miller Forristall (left) with his Cartersville teammate, 2018 QB Trevor Lawrence (AJC/Michael Carvell)

One of the top tight ends from Georgia is off the board.

Miller Forristall, a 3-star from Cartersville High School, told the AJC that he committed to Alabama on Saturday.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound picked Alabama over Mississippi State, Cal and Missouri. He also was “surprised” to get an offer from Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh on Saturday morning, but went ahead and committed to the Crimson Tide.

“I committed to Alabama because of my relationships with the coaches,” Forristall told the AJC, “and I wanted to play at the highest level possible. This is it.”

Nick Saban (AP)

Nick Saban (AP)

Forristall was on an unofficial visit to Alabama on Saturday, and gave the news directly to coach Nick Saban.

“I told Coach Saban ‘You know, I really love what you all are doing here and the process you have here. I’d like to commit to the University of Alabama.’ Coach Saban said, ‘We’d love to have you. We’re ready for you to be here.’”

Forristall grew up as a big fan UGA, and told the AJC a couple of weeks he would consider committing on the spot if the Bulldogs offered a scholarship this summer. He and his Cartersville teammates were at Thursday’s UGA camp under the watchful eye of the coaching staff. However, the Bulldogs are still evaluating Forristall, and have yet to offer.

“I’m sure they (UGA) continue to look at me,” he said. But I’m happy right now with Alabama. I’m good with his decision. I just talked to my family more and more about situation, and Alabama is the place for me.”

Forristall said he has no hard feelings against UGA, and looks forward to facing the Bulldogs in college, if that opportunity presents itself. “It will be fun. I will enjoy playing against those kids I know. It will be a lot of fun (if we play).”


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