"I have put on 15 pounds or so and I am still just as fast and quick," said Merrill. "Right now, I am pretty open between Ole Miss, Tennessee, LSU, Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina and Mississippi State. My main schools are Ole Miss, Tennessee, LSU and Florida. I am looking at them hard. I never would have imagined this... that these schools would be wanting me to play football for them. I really feel blessed."
Merrill's goal this season is 20+ sacks. He camped at Ole Miss this past summer.
"It was my first time there and it was real nice. Oxford reminds me of home. I like the staff and they need defensive linemen. But I guess everyone needs defensive linemen this year. That is what all the coaches are telling me."