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Union’s Merriweather officially signs to play football at Notre Dame

Took his second visit to South Bend last weekend

The Columbian

Tobias Merriweather is Notre Dame official.

The highly touted Union High School receiver made his commitment to the Fighting Irish on Wednesday morning, signing his national letter of intent.

It was the first day of the NCAA Division I early signing period for football.

Just two weeks ago, then-Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and three assistant coaches were in Vancouver visiting Merriweather and his family for an in-home visit Nov. 29 — shortly before the news broke of Kelly’s departure to LSU.

Last Monday, newly elevated head coach Marcus Freeman and other assistants made a return trip to Vancouver to visit Merriweather just hours after Freeman was introduced at a press conference as the program’s 30th head coach.

Merriweather also took a second official visit to Notre Dame’s campus and facilities last weekend.

Merriweather verbally committed to Notre Dame on Aug. 4 during an announcement celebration inside Union’s auditorium.

The 6-foot-4 receiver is rated the No. 2 prospect in Washington for the Class of 2022, and a top-15 receiver nationally, according to 247Sports. He is ranked No. 184 on the ESPN 300.

He caught 30 passes for 502 yards and three touchdowns this past season with the Titans.

Two other Clark County football players — Skyview’s Tanner Beaman (Portland State) and Hockinson’s Hale Prior (Stetson University in DeLand, Fla.) — signed with FCS programs Wednesday.

Football’s regular signing period is Feb. 2.

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