"We are bookends," said Mercier. "We have been a lot better since he has been back because we have won those two games. He helps me out and we push each other. I am just a powerful lineman that loves to run block."
Mercier bench presses 350 pounds, squats 510 and power cleans 305. He carries a 2.8 grade point average. According to Mercier, he has scholarship offers from South Carolina, Clemson, Penn State , Vanderbilt, Arkansas and Kentucky.
"I want to go somewhere and have a chance to play and win. Plus, academics are a big factor. Those are the main things. So I guess I need to take my visits and see what is out there. Right now, I am open between Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee and Clemson."
Mercier has already unofficially visited Georgia for their home games against South Carolina and Arkansas. He will also attend the following games - Georgia/Auburn, Clemson/Florida State, and Georgia/Georgia Tech. Washington-Wilkes is 2-2 on the season. They play Hancock Central this weekend.