Merrill happy to be a Husky

With all of the fans and current Husky players on the field before the annual Purple & Gold game to end spring practices for the University of Washington several soon-to-be Huskies may have been lost in the crowd. Of the seven 2006 signees on the sidelines, one of the easiest to see was Gig Harbor S Jake Merrill who was decked out in his purple Husky sweatshirt.
April 25, 2006

Houston puts the clamps down on offer

Don't mistake this Matt Houston for the 80's character on television, but there are some similarities. Both live in the Los Angeles area, and both know a little bit about justice. While the Texan millionaire made his name solving murder cases, this Matt Houston - from Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta - is known for his own brand of toughness.
January 16, 2006

Trip report: Jake Merrill

Lots of kids from the state of Washington want to play for the Huskies. One player in particular who has bled Purple and Gold his whole life is Gig Harbor S Jake Merrill. Merrill along with five other recruits visited Montlake this weekend and was able to catch up with the enforcer from south Puget Sound and he talked about his visit and what Husky fans have to look forward to.
January 15, 2006

Merrill commits to Huskies

Patience is a virtue. Gig Harbor (Wash.) S Jake Merrill is a testament to that old tenet. After being asked by Husky head coach Tyrone Willingham to be patient while the team determined their needs, Merrill received a written offer from the Husky coaching staff on Thursday afternoon and he made his decision quickly thereafter.
November 17, 2005

Merrill continues on his way

What should have been a great weekend for Gig Harbor (Wash.) S Jake Merrill got off to an auspicious start with a tough loss to Shelton Friday night. Merrill and his Tides teammates lost 21-14 to their league rivals in a hard fought game that saw the Gig Harbor line abused all game long by the more experienced High Climbers linemen.
October 9, 2005