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2008 '08 OH DE Whitney Mercilus (Illinois Signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by osugrad21, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Whitney Mercilus

    Defensive end
    Akron (OH) Garfield

    Height: 6-foot-3
    Weight: 225 lbs
    Forty: 4.6 secs
    Academics: 2.9 GPA

    Recruiting Planet Thread with past updates

    BN $

    Whitney visited tOSU for the Wisconsin game and is sending in game film to be reviewed. He has offers from Syracuse, Marshall, Cincinnati, Illinois, Kansas, Ball State, Boston College, Akron, Michigan State and Indiana. He will take an official visit set for Illinois on 11/30.

    This is another of those late bloomers who will likely be caught in a numbers crunch...however, this kid has gained some major attention due to his tremendous upside, motor, and tenacity. Keep an eye on this prospect.
  2. korchiki

    korchiki Junior

    Same school as Beanie correct???
  3. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

  4. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    21 was all over this one...
  5. akronbuck

    akronbuck Junior

    He has had all kind of long TD's/catches all season. He looks bigger/faster then that.He could be the secret TE/DE in the state
  6. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    That is the word...kid is supposed to be a savage on the field.
  7. stowfan

    stowfan Senior

    I hate to give him credit but Zook at IL seems to show up sniffing around all the right places.
  8. akronbuck

    akronbuck Junior

    I bet coach bob sax is helping him big time. He was a year a head of me at garfield and we both knew some guys that could have went big time. For ex,Thomas Lewis all big ten, all america, played in the NFL .Went to INDIANA:! no interest from OSU or help . Winfield was only found by OSU because, he stood out at camp.
  9. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    I want this kid just for his name . . .
  10. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Rivals $


    From the OSU site...recaps his senior season and says he favors Illinois, Michigan and Ohio State. Talks about being at the Shoe last weekend.
  11. akronbuck

    akronbuck Junior

    ALL NEO INLAND DISTRICT for the canton,akron,youngstown and warren areas.All selected by newspaper reporters and editors from those areas. I can tell some bullshit done by those that don't know shit but, they found a good one here

    Division I
    1st team DEFENSE LINEMAN
    Whitney Mercilus 6'3 235 Akron Garfield senior
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2007
  12. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator Everything Cleveland
  13. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Rivals $


    From O&B News...committed to Illinois.
  14. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Daily Herald | Recruiting bliss for Illinois

  15. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Akron Garfield star Mercilus picks Illini

    Wednesday, December 05, 2007 Tim Rogers

    Plain Dealer Reporter
    Akron Garfield two-way end Whitney Mercilus, described by coach Bob Sax as the most complete student-athlete he has coached, has made an oral commitment to Illinois.
    The 6-3, 235-pound Mercilus said he reached his decision Monday and canceled a planned trip to Kansas this weekend. Kansas and Illinois were his final two choices.
    "Illinois is a lot closer to home and I have to admit that had something to do with my decision," said Mercilus, who caught 24 passes for 417 yards and eight touchdowns this season and was named to the Northeast Ohio Inland District all-star team. "I feel that Illinois is one of the up-and-coming teams in the Big Ten."


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