New Hampshire Football Report

Merrimack’s Eichman selects UNH

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Merrimack High School running back/defensive back Joe Eichman has accepted a scholarship offer from the University of New Hampshire.

Eichman, a senior at Merrimack, is 6-feet tall and weighs 190 pounds. He has been a starter for Merrimack since early in his freshman season, when he moved into the starting lineup as a safety. He was one of 12 players selected to the New Hampshire Football Report All-State Offense following the 2017 season.

Eichman received a Division I offer from Bryant last summer. Central Connecticut State is among the other schools that showed interest.

“UNH will have a very physical athlete who they can use on either side of the ball,” Merrimack coach Kip Jackson said. “We’ve been talking about his options and it was looking like he was going to end up at UNH because of his major and his familiarity with some of the players already there. I think it’s a good place for him.”

Eichman finished his high school career with 4,735 all-purpose yards and 58 touchdowns. He had 1,715 all-purpose yards and 16 TDs during his senior season.

Eichman is the fourth player to give a verbal commitment to UNH since the early signing period, joining Kyle Lepowski a 6-foot-4, 220-pound tight end from Tuscarora High School in Frederick, Md.; Charles Briscoe,  a 6-foot, 174-pound wide receiver from St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C.; and Derek Thompson, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound defensive back from Appoquinimink High School in West Middletown, Del.

Eichman, Lepkowski, Briscoe and Thompson can make their commitments binding by signing a national letter of intent on Feb. 7.

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