• Ohio State
  • Ohio State Buckeyes
    Hard Commit - 3/29/2024

London Merritt

  • Pos DL
  • Height 6-2.5
  • Weight 250

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  • High School IMG Academy
  • City Bradenton, FL
  • Class 2025
  • Hard Commit

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Scouting Report

Evaluated 02/29/2024

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting

Reminds Us Of

Brandon Dorlus Oregon Ducks

Heavy-handed defender that looks like a natural fit as a power end in a 3-4 or a 4-3, but could ultimately settle in as a full-time 3-technique at the next level. Spent much of junior season working out of a two-point stance in an odd front for Georgia’s AAAAAA runner-up. Jolts offensive tackles and tight ends with a formidable punch and can pick up quick wins by sliding and dipping his way around blockers, although the sack total doesn’t always show for it. Flashes some instincts as a run defender and uses impressive short-area quickness to make stops in pursuit as he changes course and keeps the legs pumping. Transferred into IMG Academy in advance of senior season and posted impressive testing times at the powerhouse’s annual Pro Day. More notably, check in at roughly 6-foot-2.5, 250 pounds. Projects as a multi-year starter at the Power Four level. Must improve anchor technique and keep progressing as a rusher, but has plenty of developmental upside.

H.S. Athletic Background

Has also run track at the prep level.
Posted a 12.48 in the 100 and a 25.93 in the 200 back in 2022.
2024: Transferred into IMG Academy for senior season.
2023: Helped Woodward Academy reach Georgia's AAAAAA title game. Racked up 31 tackles (4 TFL), 11 QBH and 5 sacks per MaxPreps.
2022: Worked at multiple spots up front for a Woodward Academy squad that went 11-2 and made the quarterfinals of Peach State’s AAAAAA playoffs. Totaled 33 tackles (15 TFL), 9 sacks, 6 QBH, 2 PBU, 2 FF and a FR per MaxPreps.
-Andrew Ivins

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