The Coyote football recruiting season got good news this weekend with a verbal commitment from Colin Mertlik, a 6-2, 205-pound athlete from Blair, Neb.
Mertlik was drawing some interest from bowl-eligible programs but got an early offer from USD and ultimately decided on the Coyotes. He was recently named to the All-Omaha Area team at linebacker.
I’d guess that’s where he’ll play at USD but I can’t say for sure. He was a pretty decent hurdler at Blair with a 40 time listed on at least one site as 4.6. Looking at the youtube highlight tape, he can also run the ball.