|High School:||St. Mary's HS '12|
HS: Graduated from St. Mary’s HS in 2012. He suffered a broken collarbone midway through his senior season. But in six games prior to his injury, he had completed 58-of-105 passes for 920 yards with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. He returned to play in the final game of the 2011 season and completed 15-of-29 passes for 238 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions versus Vacaville (11/18/11) in the second round of the California Interscholastic Federation Sac-Joaquin Section (Division II) Playoffs. Earlier in the year, he completed 15-of-22 passes for 213 yards and four touchdowns in a 25-24 win over Central Catholic (9/9/11). For the season in his only year as a starter, he was 73-of-134 for 1,158 yards, 13 TDs and seven interceptions. St. Mary’s finished the year 9-3 overall and won the Tri-City League title with a perfect 5-0 record. As a junior, Merin was 18-of-28 for 381 yards, three touchdowns and an interception as a backup to Mitch Walding, who signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Oregon but was drafted and signed a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies instead. St. Mary’s finished the season 11-2 and 5-0 in the league. Merin also played baseball at St. Mary’s.
Personal: Born 4/25/94 in Stockton, Calif. His parents are Scott Merin and Skye Jones. Intends on majoring in sports medicine with hopes of pursuing a career in physical therapy or athletic training. Name is pronounced “mare-uhn.”