4-star RB visits Louisville, talks favorites

Scout.com four-star running back prospect Thomas Merriweather of St. Louis (Mo.) East High School recently visited the Louisville program and tells Scout.com's Allen Wallace that five schools currently top his list.

Missouri running back Thomas Merriweather (5-10, 190, 4.5), from East High School in St. Louis, said his top five schools include Louisville, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana (offer) and Nebraska (offer).

"My parents want me to decide and commit now, but I don't know which school I want to go to yet, and I'm still waiting for more offers. I'll probably commit at the end of my season," Merriweather said.

"I went to Louisville a couple weeks ago unofficially. They didn't say much about offering me. I like the coaches because they are the family-type. The facilities are different and nicer than the others I've seen.

"Iowa has a great atmosphere because when I went to their spring game, there were a ton of fans. The last time I visited was for camp in the beginning of June, and that was my third time there. They need three linebackers. The coaches and I communicate pretty often. Their football program has been in the top 25 for the past three years or something like that," he said.

"A lot of my friends from other high schools went to Wisconsin, like Brandon Williams (wide receiver), and Jamal Cooper (defensive end).

"I went to junior day at Indiana. I like Indiana because the coaches have talked to me more than any other school's coaches, and they are probably recruiting me the hardest out of the six schools that have offered me. I called Indiana last week and they text message me, too," Merriweather said.

"I also went to Nebraska's junior day. Head coach, (Bill) Callahan, and the other coaches there have a lot of recognition. Everybody, including coaches and players, is focused on the same thing at Nebraska—winning, school, and the team family.

"I want the university I choose to make me a better athlete. I'll know the benefits I can get from the schools once I get to know the campuses and coaches better on official visits. Hopefully, I will get to take all the officials I can to help me decide."

Merriweather reports a 2.5 core GPA and a 17 ACT.


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