June 28, 2007

Chris Merrill has big goals for Arizona

Arizona's third 2008 in-state commitment came from 6-foot-1, 254-pound Scottsdale Saguaro defensive tackle Chris Merrill on Wednesday. Merrill was on the UA campus for an unofficial visit and by the time he left, he told the coaches he was committing.

Merrill, who hasn't attended any major recruiting camps, only had an offer from Portland State until the UA watched him at its Elite Camp on June 10. It didn't take Arizona's coaches long afterwards to offer the physical lineman a scholarship.

GOAZCATS.com caught up with Merrill last week after he received his offer from Arizona, and he was happy to get that kind of attention from the Wildcats.


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