Player: Merrick Haston
Position: Running Back, Athlete
School: Ardrey Kell
Get to Know the Player
How would you describe yourself as a player on the field? Physically, mentally, etc.
Mentally, I'm not scared, I'm very patient on waiting for things to develop. My first objective is to always break the first tackle.
And which player do you model your game after or who would best describe you?
I think I can most model my game after Knowshon Moreno. He shows his passion, gives every play he can 110%, shows speed, power, good hands. He would also best describe me. I will play any position that could contribute.
How has your recruitment gone overall in your eyes?
It's been tough, I haven't been able to do much that I had planned.
What offers do you currently hold from schools?
Football wise, what are you looking for in a school?
I'm looking for establishing program, with a explosive offense that can run spread, but also under the center type plays.
What have you been working on during the off season?
Getting stronger, more flexibility, breakaway speed, and quickness.
What are your strengths & weakness on the field?
I have weak mental toughness and I tend to let my emotions get the best of me. Though I'm not very shifty, I'm more of a one cut back and work my way up field. I like to study film a lot, to find a defenses weaknesses.
What do you think you could provide on the field to a college team looking at you?
A versatile every down back.
Any goals you would like to achieve before you graduate high school?
Few records, All conference Team, I want to be able to be in National Junior Honors Society, To do more with Fellow Christian Athletes (FCA), get hours done.
How did this past season go in your own opinion for both yourself and for your team?
I think we did great, we have a chance of exposure, and we have a lot of great talent on both sides. I feel I contributed well on the field, just not as much as I wanted.
10 games played
2-for-3 passing for 68 yards, 2 touchdowns
128 attempts 785 yards
13 rushing touchdowns, 6.1 per rush
10 receptions for 61 yards, 6.1 per reception