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Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 01/21/2011

Sherwood's Merritt heading to Ohio U.

By Alan Goldenbach

Sherwood senior wide receiver-defensive back Jamal Merritt has verbally committed to Ohio University, according to former Warriors Coach Marc Thomas. Merritt also had offers from Rutgers and East Carolina.

The 5-foot-11, 174-pound Merritt will be the first Sherwood player to sign with a Division I-A program since tight end James Oboh committed to Florida Atlantic in 2009 (Oboh has since transferred to Towson).

After missing the first two weeks last season as he recovered from off-season wrist surgery, Merritt stepped right back into the Sherwood lineup, but didn't put up eye-popping statistics for the Warriors. That's not surprising; aside from 2006 All-Met quarterback Deontay Twyman, few players have despite the program's remarkable consistency. Sherwood went 10-2 before losing to Gaithersburg in the Maryland 4A West final, the Warriors' sixth straight season of double-digit victories, despite a lack of Division I recruits.

By Alan Goldenbach  | January 21, 2011; 11:13 AM ET
Categories:  Football, Jamal Merritt, Ohio, Sherwood  
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