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Texas lands quarterback, expected to grayshirt

Posted November 21st, 2014

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Irving Cistercian senior quarterback Matthew Merrick has committed to Texas but will delay his enrollment by a year.

Merrick, a three-star prospect, according to 247sports.com’s composite rankings, will grayshirt next year and enroll in school in January 2016. He will count toward next year’s signing class.

Merrick (6-3, 185 pounds) had offers from Nevada and Colorado State. He is the 57th-rated pro-style quarterback in the nation as well as the No. 175 player in the state of Texas.

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The way it looks, Texas will have four scholarship quarterbacks in 2016. Tyrone Swoopes will be a senior and Jerrod Heard a redshirt sophomore. Zach Gentry, who is committed to Texas in this year’s class, will be in his second season with the program.

 

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