"Alabama just showed up at my school last week. With Coach Saban being there I just thought I had to visit. I am really just interested in anyone that shows interest in me."
"I am as solid to Tennessee as I can be though. I don't think just 'cause I am going up to Tuscaloosa they can do that much to change my mind. I don't think I will change my mind. I believe I am a Vol, but who knows. I am just going to see what's up, and take it from there."
Melancon talked about what he will seek on his visit to the Capstone.
"I want to check their roster," he said. "See who is going to be there and all. I want to see how their coaching staff gets along, because they haven't been there long. I know 'Bama is going to have a promising future. Maybe I can be part of that, or maybe not. It is going to be kind of hard to get me to change my commitment from Tennessee."
"I know Luther (Davis, Alabama verbal), and he has been talking to me and telling me how nice it is at 'Bama. He will be there this weekend, and we will hook-up and talk."
"A lot of schools quit recruiting me because of my academics. They stopped recruiting me and stopped calling me. I have a little bit of work to do on academics, but I am on the right track right now. I am right where I need to be finishing up this quarter. I am taking some correspondent courses. It is right there in my hands. I have a 3.0 this semester. Tennessee is the only school that has stuck with me. I always wanted to be a LSU Tiger, but they gave up on me. I have a 17 on the ACT right now."
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