Oklahoma Sooners

Sooners Jump In Early On Rising 2021 Cornerback

M. Hofeld


Alpharetta, Georgia (Alpharetta High School) cornerback Dylan Merrell only possesses a handful of scholarships right now but that’s about to change. The 6-0/172 defensive back is listed as a 3-star recruit but is starting to gain more attention from coaches like Oklahoma cornerbacks coach Roy Manning.

There’s lots of good news with this kid. He’s got the size that Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch is looking for in his defensive backs. He can also move to the safety position with relative ease.

Merrell only possessed five scholarship offers before Oklahoma came in the mix and the Sooners are by far the most prestigious football school with Boston College, Duke, Indiana, and Wake Forest currently the competition. Will the Sooners being in early pay dividends down the road?

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