Texas A&M adds late addition to 2020 class as 3-star, in-state linebacker Andrew Merrick announces he will walk-on
Texas A&M recently added a late addition to the program’s 2020 recruiting class as Parish Episcopal School product Andrew Merrick announced he will be joining Jimbo Fisher’s program as a walk-on player.
The Aggies are known for having one of the strongest walk-on programs in the nation and that looks to continue with additions of Merrick’s caliber as the in-state linebacker is rated as a three-star player by 247Sport Composite Rankings. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Dallas native is also listed as the nation’s No. 144 inside linebacker by the 247Sports Composite.
He announced his decision to join the Aggies over the weekend with a post on social media following his high school career, which featured him playing linebacker and tight end for Parish Episcopal School.
While it may be easy to overlook the addition of a walk-on for some programs, it should be noted that the Aggies have only signed three linebackers thus far in the 2020 recruiting cycle. Four-star weakside defensive end/outside linebacker Donell Harris from Miami, four-star inside linebacker Antonio Doyle from St. Louis, and four-star outside linebacker Edgerrin Cooper from Louisiana were the only linebackers signed in the program’s 2020 signing class.
Linebacker Kenneth Phillips III remains committed but has not signed with Texas A&M.
To get an idea of what he can bring to Fisher’s program and the 12th Man program, check out his senior season highlight reel with Parish Episcopal School.