#1 in what ranking? He was a 4 star recruit, was #3 pro style passer. What do give out snaps and who starts based on recruiting rankings? Again he was very inconsistent is both spring and fall camp. He needs a redshirt year and no he is not transferringOther programs see the potential and unleash it. Mertz was supposed to be the number 1 pocket passing / pro offense quarterback- he was MVP of the All Star High School game. He's watching other guys get their shots, we'll be lucky if he doesn't transfer.