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Nathan Merriman ‘13 Recruiting Profile

  • Niwot High School
  • Longmont, CO
  • Football
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Nathan Merriman's Football Recruiting Profile
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
200
Age:
27
Prim. Position:
QB
40 Yard Dash
4.88
5-10-5 Shuttle
4.3
Bench Press
250
Squat
320
Vertical
27

Personal Statement


My name is Nathan Merriman, and I am the quarterback for Niwot High School. I have been starting since I was a sophomore and have totaled 4,415 yards and 30 touchdowns in my three-year campaign. I achieved a bench press max of 280 lbs. during the summer before my junior year. I have a standing throw measuring 65 yards.

Football is life to me and I work as hard as I can so I can be the best player possible. I have a drive that I would like to believe is unmatched at the high school level because I have so much passion and dedication for this game. In three years of starting varsity football, I have never missed a single day of summer camp or in-season practice. I do this to set an example to all of my teammates that dedication is vital to being successful in anything you do. This paid off because I was elected captain by my coaches and peers for my junior and senior years; which was the first time a junior has been chosen as a captain for the varsity team at Niwot.

Along with this, I have never jeopardized my future by making questionable decisions - I do not drink, and I do not do drugs.

As a junior, I was a starter on the varsity basketball team in addition to playing  football, which keeps me in shape all year long.

I volunteer at my local church every Saturday in the winter to referee "Upward" basketball, an elementary sports league. I enjoy doing this because I was a former player in the league, and know how much I appreciated having enthusiastic and knowledgeable referees that made the game much more fun. I also volunteer by tutoring my teammates who are struggling in classes so they can get better grades (and remain eligible to play).

I am open to all types of colleges, but would prefer to attend a college with strong academics and a football program that emphasizes character as much as athletic prowess. I also want to attend a college where I will have the best opportunity at seeing the field. I intend to major in either Business/Entrepreneurship or Law. My goal is to play at the highest level I can. If I need to red-shirt, I will do so to make sure that I am ready to make the biggest contribution to the team.

Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 4 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 3 years
  • 2012 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #13
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, #1 Passer in Colorado Division 4A, Offensive Player of the Year, All-State selection, All-Region Selection, Captain, Times-Call Player of the Week
  • 2011 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #13
  • Individual Awards:
    Honorable Mention All-Conference, Captain; Ranked #8 overall in state for 2013 (Colorado Football Magazine); Outstanding Offensive Back Award (second consecutive year); Maxpreps player of the week;
  • 2010 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #13
  • Individual Awards:
    County's Rising Star, County's Rising Star; Outstanding Offensive Back Award
  • 2009 Varsity Team
  • Jersey: #13

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Josh Brewer
  • High School Assistant Coach
  • J.B. Hall

Additional Sports

  • Basketball
  • F
  • 4 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • Starter (Junior & Senior Year), Captain

Academics

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High School Information

High School:
Niwot High School
State:
COLORADO
Enrollment:
1150
Phone:
303-652-2550

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors English 10, Honors History 10, Honors Chemistry, CP Physics
AP Classes:
Yes. AP English Literature, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Economics, AP Language & Composition, AP U.S. Government, PIB English 9, PIB History 9, PIB Spanish 1, PIB Biology, PIB Spanish 2, PIB History 10, PIB English 10, PIB Chem/Phys
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Honor Roll; School Letter for Academic Excellence six semesters in a row; National Honor Society; Scholar Athlete award; Acceptance into the International Baccalaureate Program
  • Activity
    • Student president of Niwot's Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Volunteering at local church and schools. Volunteering at Children's Hospital. Volunteering for food drive and soup kitchens. President of "Apple Juice Club" - a club where members vow to not drink alcoholic beverages.

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Statistics

Statistic 2012 Varsity Te 2011 Varsity Te 2010 Varsity Te
Attempts 301 164 121
Completion percentage 53
Completions 160 71 58
Passing yards 2234 1,045 878
Touchdown passes 11 11 4
Rushing yards 110 108 30
Games played 10 9
Rushing attempts 23 6
Rushing touchdowns 2 2
Yards per rush 4.7 5.0
 

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