According to Adkins, the Gators, Hurricanes and Seminoles all wanted Merthie to prep a year and they would have recruited him.
Last July, in the finals of the Showtime National Championship, Merthie stepped up. He was the game's MVP and scored 25 points as his team downed Houston Elite.
Merthie is a powerful, albeit slightly undersized point man. He's a talent and should have an immediate impact on Marshall's program. "He's a scoring point guard. To me he can shoot the 3, but what I think he really does best is he goes to the hole, draws contact and finishes. He's very explosive."