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QB Matthew Merrick will grayshirt with the Texas Longhorns in 2015

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The pro-style passer will count as a member of the 2016 group.

Matthew Merrick
Matthew Merrick
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Despite some speculation earlier in the day that there would be a spot in the 2015 class for Irving Cistercian quarterback Matthew Merrick, he was not listed among the signees when the school released the official list for head coach Charlie Strong's afternoon press conference.

Merrick's head coach told Horn Sports earlier in the day that there could be a spot for Merrick, but that did not end up being the case.

Ranked as a consensus low three-star prospect, Merrick is the No. 57 pro-style quarterback nationally and the No. 175 player in the state of Texas according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

He held offers from Colorado State and Nevada.

From BON's recruiting profile:

Along with a lanky frame that needs development, Merrick's decision-making is an area where he will have to grow -- he's thrown 28 interceptions over the last two seasons and his interception rate as a senior is 4.7%. On the positive side, hes thrown for 33 touchdowns in 2014, a tremendous increase over his junior season when he only had 12 touchdown passes.