Irving Cistercian quarterback Matthew Merrick may be one of the best kept secrets in the Lone Star state for the 2015 class. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound signal caller currently holds one offer from Colgate but is starting to hear from several bigger schools after an impressive spring.
One of the schools showing Merrick interest is TCU. The gunslinger made the short drive to TCU's campus last Saturday to participate in the Frogs' skills camp and in the process he made a good impression.
"I thought I did well," he said. "I enjoyed it and the competition; there were a lot of good quarterbacks but I felt like I stood out. I threw well on the day except for a few throws so I felt like it was a success."
Merrick is hoping the Frogs come through with an offer after his performance. He has been in front of TCU quarterbacks coach Sonnie Cumbie two times since the spring. Merrick knew that the Frogs had extended an offer to Quinten Dormady, but he has since made a commitment to Tennessee. Now, Merrick will find out how high he is on the list.
"He basically said they've offered (Quinten) Dormady so I have to wait and I'm going to call him Wednesday," he said. "But personal feedback he said he was really impressed and that the coaching staff really liked me."
Merrick camped at Virginia on Sunday and he plans to make a few more camps before the summer is over in hopes of securing his first FBS offer.
"Texas asked to see me just in case they need another quarterback," he said. "Colorado State has called multiple times and they're very interested. Nevada wants me to go up there before they offer me; I may go but I don't know."