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New Smyrna Beach OL Jalen Merrick commits to Arkansas

New Smyrna Beach OL Jalen Merrick commits to Arkansas

New Smyrna Beach offensive lineman Jalen Merrick announced via Twitter on Sunday that he has committed to the University of Arkansas, and it was confirmed Monday from sources in Fayetteville that the 6-foot-5, 295-pounder was already on campus as an early enrollee. Merrick, who had long been thought to be leaning to either Florida or Florida State, fell off the radar a bit in the past few months, not returning cell phone calls or text messages. The Razorbacks came into the picture late and did enough to sway the big man, who was a basketball player up until his sophomore year of high school. Merrick tweeted via his @Jalen_Merrick Twitter account, "I have Officially Commited to the...

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