Four-star Jamarion Miller flips from Texas to Alabama
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Four-star Jamarion Miller flips from Texas to Alabama

Gerry Hamilton11 days
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Jamarion Miller's playoff run
Jamarion Miller's playoff run. (Michel Alfaro)

The Alabama Crimson Tide have once again gone into the state of Texas and flipped a big time running back. 

This time it’s at the expense of the Texas Longhorns with Jamarion Miller (Tyler, Texas/Legacy)  flipping his commitment.

The 5-foot-10, 195-pound complete running back with high-end pass catching skills made an official visit to Alabama on October 23. Since that time, there was growing confidence within the Alabama program that a flip was possible. 

The No. 89 ranked prospect in the On3 Consensus committed to Texas on June 28, but his verbal was never 100%. The younger brother of former Texas signee Damion Miller made an unofficial visit to Oklahoma the last weekend in July prior to the October trip to Tuscaloosa.

Alabama had a strong connection at Tyler Legacy to aide in the flip. Crimson Tide cornerbacks coach Jay Valai is the primary recruiter of Miller. He has a very close friendship with Tyler Legacy head coach Joe Willis. 

Alabama sported the No. 2 ranked class in the On3 Consensus Team Recruiting Ranking prior to Miller’s flip. He becomes the 15th commitment in the class that is ranked among the top 160 prospects in the On3 Consensus. The class includes nine prospects ranked inside the top 100. 

The Crimson Tide remain in the hunt for another No. 1 ranked class. The list of top 100 ranked prospects still possible in the class includes state of Texas 5-stars Devon Campbell (Arlington, Texas/Bowie) and Denver Harris (Houston, Texas/North Shore).

When Miller signs December 15, it will be the third straight class a Texas running back has signed with Alabama. Jase McClellan was a late flip from Oklahoma in the 2020 class, and Camar Wheaton signed with the Crimson Tide in the 2021 cycle. 

Miller has a personal best of 10.71 seconds in the 100 meters. He burst onto the scene in East Texas as a freshman rushing for 617 yards and four scores. He posted 1,031 rushing yards as a sophomore before recording over 2,000 all-purpose yards as a junior. Miller ended his senior season last week with nearly 1,900 all-purpose yards, and the all-time leading rusher at the East Texas program.