"The game was very exciting," Merrick said. "It was a good game with lots of offense. The crowd was so loud, and the whole place was bouncing. As a recruit all, you can think about is how you would affect the game being played when you get a chance. I have a good relationship with coach [Shawn] Watson and Riley Dodge. Coach Watson came and talked to my dad and me for twenty minutes before the game, which was cool. I can see the program is on the rise."
Merrick and his teammates have had a rough start to the season but are working hard to finish strong.
"My season is going well," Merrick said. "My team is struggling with injuries, so we are 4-4. I am doing a good job of leading the team as quarterback and making all the plays I can to help my team win."