Former Marlins’ prospect to walk on at Bama

MIAMI — Former Marlins prospect Jai Miller is now pursuing a chance to play college football.

According to BamaOnline, Miller has enrolled at the University of Alabama, and he plans on walking on with the Crimson Tide.

Miller, who turns 28 on Jan. 17, was a football standout in high school. But the Selma, Ala., native opted to play baseball after being drafted by the Marlins in the fourth round in 2003.

Miller appeared in just one game with the Marlins, striking out in a pinch-hit at-bat at Oakland in 2008. In 2010, the former outfielder appeared in 20 games with the Royals. His last big league appearance came with the A’s in 2011, when he was in seven games.

Reports out of Alabama claim Miller met a few weeks ago with Alabama coach Nick Saban.

Miller is walking on the football team, and he is expected to be participating in spring practices. He will be looked at as a safety.

— Joe Frisaro

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