Dawson Merritt

  • Pos LB
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 215

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Evaluated 02/28/2024

Allen Trieu National Recruiting Analyst


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Long, athletic linebacker prospect who can play a variety of roles within a defense. Used in high school as a stand-up outside edge rusher and shows quickness off the snap, fluidity, bend and closing speed. Also showed he could drop into space and be an asset in coverage. Plays with good discipline and control. Has good change of direction and can stay with ball carriers looking to put a move on him. Has to fill in and get stronger but has the frame to do so. 3-4 outside linebacker is a possibility as well as SAM backer in other schemes. Projects as a high-impact player at a major program based on length, versatility, feel for the game and overall athletic talent.

H.S. Athletic Background

2023: Recorded 83 tackles (17 for loss), 7 sacks , 3 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries as a junior.


  • Dave Merritt Father

    Kansas City Chiefs defensive backs coach.

    7th Round pick by the Miami Dolphins in the 1993 NFL Draft.

    Played college ball at NC State

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