FORT LUPTON -- The hope is that the combination of ice cream and cake didn't disrupt any of Jeff Merritt's baseball practice April 14.
On the other hand, he wouldn't have traded the reason for the ice cream and cake for much of anything else. He signed a collegiate football letter of intent with Doane College.
The Tigers, who are in Crete, Neb., play in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Merritt is part of a 32-player recruiting class. They were 5-5 in 2013.