June 21, 2008
Merrells like three, may want more
It would be very difficult to find a more talented set of twins on a high school football team than the pair that will suit up for Hodgson Vocational Tech in Newark, Del., this fall. But while scholarship offers are plentiful for Jamil Merrell and Jamal Merrell, their father says that three schools in particular have impressed his sons.
Jamil, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound defensive end/tight end, and Jamal, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound wide receiver/ safety, had junior seasons that the vast majority of prep athletes only dream about: The former racked up 98 tackles and a state-record 17 sacks as a force on the defensive front, while the latter recorded a none-too-shabby 16 touchdown catches as a rangy target in his team's passing attack.
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