Player: Krishon Merriweather
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 230
JUCO: Garden City C.C. (Garden City, KS)
Offers: Louisiana, Marshall, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Toledo, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Indiana State, Lamar, Massachusetts, Purdue, Texas Southern, UTEP
Recruiting Services: Rivals 5.6 | 24/7 Sports 84 | ESPN 74
Cumulative Ranking: 84.85
Commitment Date: December 17, 2019
Garden City Community College linebacker Krishon Merriweather is the 19th commit of the 2020 class.
I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me through this journey. I appreciate all the love & support. I’ll be taking my talents to Texas Tech. pic.twitter.com/8RdZ9q8fjx
— Krishon Merriweather (@krishonm17) December 17, 2019
Want a guy that will make a lot of tackles? Well, Krishon is your guy. He’s got 153 total tackles last year alone, 63 solo and 90 assisted. He “only” has 7.5 tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks, but am guessing that’s not what the coaches asked him to do, which is not to rush the quarterback, but make tackles. I think this is a very solid commitment, not flashy and linebacker is a spot that I think is going to need some depth, so if Merriweather is part of the solution to replace Jordyn Brooks, along with some returners, then I think that’s a good thing. I’d also add that I think that Merriweather has 2 years to play 2 years. Some JUCO guys arrive with a redshirt year available, but I think that Merriweather redshirted his freshman year. The point being . . . he’s here to play pretty quickly.