Jai Miller enrolls at Alabama, set to join Crimson Tide footballPublished 10:45pm Friday, January 4, 2013
A former local multi-sport standout is reportedly about to make the transition back to the gridiron after years in professional baseball.
Tidesports.com is reporting that former Selma High School star and professional baseball player Jai Miller has enrolled at the University of Alabama with the intention to walk-on to the Crimson Tide football team for the 2013-2014 season.
Jai’s father, Randall, confirmed Miller has enrolled at Alabama and starts classes on Monday, but would not comment of Jai’s intentions to play football.
Miller, a 2003 graduate of Selma High, originally signed a letter of intent to play football and basketball at Stanford University.
Miller was also considering playing football for Auburn, Georgia Tech, and LSU, which at the time was coached by current Alabama head coach Nick Saban.
During the recruitment process, recruiting website Tigerbait.com, reported Miller was being recruited by current Florida head coach Will Muschamp, then the defensive coordinator at LSU. Rivals.com reported “A three-year starter, Miller played quarterback and safety in high school.
As a senior, he passed for 1,268 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushed for another 812 yards and seven touchdowns on 64 carries (12.7 yards per carry). He accounted for all but two of Selma’s touchdowns. On defense, Miller tallied 70 tackles, 11 pass breakups and six interceptions.”
However, Miller was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the fourth round of the 2003 Major League Baseball draft and signed with the club in June of 2003.
Miller’s professional baseball career included stops in the minor league systems of the Marlins, the Oakland Athletics, the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals.