2016 Saddleback S Marcus Meredith has found a home at Murray State

2016 Saddleback S Marcus Meredith (6-2, 195) took his official visit to Murray State last weekend and, after returning home to discuss things with his family, he made the decision to commit to the Racer coaches...

"I committed to Murray State," a happy Meredith told JCFootball.com. "I felt like it was a great fit. They treated me like family out there. 

"As far as playing, they were straight-forward on how it was going to be and how I would make an impact right away.

"It's also in the south. They play good ball down there and we play really good teams."

Meredith enjoyed his visit, but left without committing, choosing to return home to discuss his decision with his family.

"I waited and came home and talked it over with my family," Meredith said. "When I called the coaches, they were super excited to get me and I can't wait to get there."

As a senior this past season, Meredith played both strong and free safety, but he spent most of his time "in the box" and he finished with 86 tackles, five tackles-for-loss, three forced fumbles, two interceptions and 11 pass breakups while earning First Team All-League, All-Region and All-American honors.

"I play physical," Meredith told JCFootball.com earlier this month. "I can come up and hit, I can play in the box. You can put me man with the best slot receiver and leave me on an island. I can play over the top in zone and also blitz. With my football instincts, I have an advantage because I've grown up playing offense and in high school I played both sides. I feel I can compete well enough with great receivers out there."

Meredith is on pace to finish up his two-year degree this spring and he will have three years to play two starting this fall.

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