Position: Tight End
Hometown: Cartersville, GA
Weight: 220 lbs
Miller Forristall was a quarterback for Cartersville before he switched to tight end his junior year, and it was probably a good move on his part. After switching, he excelled and began receiving offers from the likes of Alabama, Missouri, Miami, and Mississippi State. He has a tall, built frame, but not in the way that Brian Vogler or Colin Peek were built. He is a tad lanky for the position, but makes up for it with his athleticism. He runs really well and has good speed, (4.7), and seems to be the go-to guy for his team, meaning he is dependable. He may need to build on his frame in the future to really fill as a tight end rather than a tall wide receiver.
Instincts & Technique:
Forristall does not have a lot of experience at tight end under his belt, which is why he is still raw in his instincts and techniques. He is very athletic, and makes plays because he is dependable and will catch the ball basically every time it is thrown to him. He also does really well getting open and sneaking around linebackers. He is the type of guy you can count on in a second or third down situation, lined up in the slot. He is not the most developed blocker but I believe that with his frame, he won’t be doing much blocking unless he can put on 15 to 20 pounds in which blocking execution can be taught. He sometimes also catches the ball with his body which isn’t always a bad thing but needs to be fixed.
Strengths & Weaknesses:
Strengths: Miller Forristall was once a QB, which probably helps him in the end because he knows where to be and what his QB is looking for. He is very athletic and can get open because of his speed and agility, and is very dependable with the ball in his hands.
Weaknesses: He is not the biggest guy, especially compared to the current tight ends on Alabama’s roster. At only 220 pounds he has to build on that frame before he gets to Alabama. Forristall also needs to work on his blocking skills and hand placement when blocking.
Reminds me of:
He has very similar size and ability to former Alabama tight end and current St. Louis Ram, Brad Smelley. He also is in a very similar situation and size as walk-on tight end, Hunter Bryant. Both are former quarterbacks turned tight ends, and both are from Georgia.