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Report: Dismissed Texas A&M WR Kirk Merritt transferring to East Mississippi CC

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Former Texas A&M wide receiver Kirk Merritt will transfer to East Mississippi Community College, Gigem247 reported Sunday morning.

Merritt was dismissed from the Aggies football program late last month a few weeks after pleading not guilty to two counts of indecent exposure.

 Merritt was arrested on Nov. 8 as a result of the incidents, which took place last October at Texas A&M’s Bright Football Complex. He allegedly exposed his genitals to two female athletic department tutors in about a 24-hour span.

Merritt’s attorney, Rick Davis, told the Houston Chronicle in a statement last month that the incidents stemmed from a “bad case of jock itch.”

Merritt was suspended on Oct. 28 by Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin on Oct. 28 as a result of the incidents, then reinstated Feb. 1.

Merritt did not play last season as he sat out due to NCAA transfer rules. He played at Oregon during his true freshman season in 2015 but left last summer because of “family situations back home.”

Merritt, a former four-star recruit, is from Destrehan, Louisiana, which is six and a half hours away from Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

In the 2015 recruiting cycle, Merritt, who played at Destrehan High, was listed as an all-purpose back. He was ranked by 247Sports Composite as a top-five all-purpose back in the nation and top-10 prospect overall in Louisiana.

Along with Oregon and Texas A&M, Merritt also held offers from Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Penn State and Tennessee.

In his lone season at Oregon, Merritt played in 12 of 13 games for the Ducks had five catches for 61 yards. He also had three carries for 13 yards.

East Mississippi Community College, located in Scooba, Mississippi, is one of the nation’s top junior college football programs. The program gained a new level of fame last year in the Netflix documentary series “Last Chance U.”

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