Miller Forristall took part in his high school’s spring game Wednesday night without making much noise. That came after the practice contest.
Iowa offered the the 6-foot-5, 215-pound Georgia tight end a scholarship following the action. It came as a surprise to Forristall on a few levels.
"Honestly, I didn’t catch many balls in the spring game like I usually do," he said.
Coupled with the fact that he’d never before heard from the Hawkeyes, he was pleasantly surprised by the development.
"I had zero contact with Iowa until I saw them at spring game. I then talked to the tight end coach (LeVar Woods) on the phone after the game and they offered," Forristall said.
As a junior at Cartersville (GA) High, Forristall caught 37 passes for about 600 yards and eight touchdowns. California, Cincinnati and Central Florida reportedly were among the schools who offered him scholarships before the Hawkeyes.
"We talked about the history of Iowa and their history of tight ends," Forristall said of his Wednesday evening conversation with Woods. "He said the reason for the offer is because they want me at Iowa. It could be a good.
"I’m gonna keep researching Iowa and get a feel for it. I may go there this summer for a trip to get a good feel for it as well."
Rivals, Scout and 247 rank Forristall as a three-star prospect. Scout pegs him as the No. 50 tight end nationally.
"I’m long, athletic and I can run and catch the ball. I need to work on blocking at the point of attack and gaining some weight, which will happen with time because of my large frame," he said.
Forristall plans to graduate early and enroll at his college of choice in January. He plans to major in Business.
"I’m just looking for a place where I can get a good education and play solid, big-time football," he said.
Forristall said he would like to have his college commitment made by the start of this senior football season.