Jake Merklinger

  • Pos QB
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 205

Prospect Info

  • High School Calvary Day School
  • City Savannah, GA
  • Exp 2024 - ...

Tennessee Volunteers

  • Jersey #12
  • Class FR

As a Prospect

  • Class 2024
  • Committed 3/30/2023
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 02/26/2023

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting

An athletic quarterback prospect with a multi-sport background that happens to be one of the more experienced signal callers in the 2024 cycle. Not only has posted a 29-9 record as a starter heading into his senior season, but is also closing in on 700 live pass attempts. Has operated primarily out of a single-back spread attack on Friday nights and shown plenty of command in the huddle. Mobile and quick enough to turn a scramble into a chunk play, but looks more times than not to win from the pocket. Average arm won’t blow too many away, but can change speeds as a passer and understands how to utilize touch. Has also proven to be rather accurate on the move, at least when targeting the first or second level. No stranger to RPOs and is likely going to find the most success on Saturdays in a balanced offensive scheme that wants its quarterback to function almost like a point guard. Overall, should be viewed as someone that could eventually win games on Saturdays. Will need to keep progressing and likely need some time to find his bearings at the college of his choice, but frame (has measured 6-foot-3), solid testing numbers (has gone 4.4 in the shuttle) and sound decision making process (tossed just two interceptions as a junior) are traits all worth nurturing for the long haul.

H.S. Athletic Background

Multi-sport athlete that also plays basketball and lacrosse at the varsity level. Played baseball throughout his youth, as well. As a sophomore, helped Calvary Day win a regional title on the hardwood before averaging 9.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 2.3 spg as a 11th grader. Off the field, is a member of the National Honors Society.
2022: Named Offensive Player of the Year by the Savannah Quarterback Club. Also earned Georgia Region 3-AAA Player of the Year honors. Threw for 1,987 yards while completing 97 of 145 pass attempts (66.9 percent). Threw just 2 INTs compared to 32 TD. Also ran for 283 yards and 4 more scores while averring 5.7 yards per carry. Led Calvary Day to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs.
2021: Region 3-A Private Offensive Player of the Year. Completed over 70 percent of his pass attempts for 2,513 yards with 25 TD to go against 8 INT. Also ran for 297 yards and 11 more scores while averaging 6.3 yards per carry. Those numbers helped Calvary Day win a regional title and go 12-1.
2020: Started as a freshman on varsity at Calvary Day. Accounted for 23 total TDs.
-Andrew Ivins


  • Ryan Merklinger Brother

    OL at Western Illinois that started college career off at Valpo.

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