UCF Offers Scholarship

Following their 2008 recruiting class, which ranked as the highest in UCF history, the Knights' coaching staff has been on the prowl this summer in an attempt to make 2009 an even better haul. While UCF has received a lot of interest from some very prominent prospects, the Knights are also looking down the road, as they offered a scholarship to a 2010 prospect.

Ted Meline is a speedy 6'2", 168-pound receiver from Westlake Preparatory School in Davie, Florida. Meline is ranked by some publications as one of the top 30 prospects in the entire nation for the class of 2010 because of his excellent speed (4.4 40-yard dash) and polished skill set.

As a sophomore, Meline literally did it all for Westlake Prep, lining up at receiver and quarterback, and he is also being recruited as a cornerback. He threw for 734 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions, rushed for 220 yards, two touchdowns and a 10 YPC average, and also hauled in nine receptions for 258 yards, which equates to 28.7 yards per catch.

While Meline's 40-time is impressive, it's his initial burst and acceleration that both literally and figuratively set him apart from the competition. Meline cannot be guarded man-to-man because he is too quick for most defenders and he is explosive getting off the line. This combination makes him a lethal receiver.

During the Under Armor Miami Scout combine, Meline dazzled high school coaches and local scouts with his complete game as he ran crisp routes, caught the ball consistently and displayed excellent athleticism. At another combine in Miami last year, the National Underclassmen Combine, Meline won freshman MVP.

While Meline will only be a junior this upcoming season, UCF clearly sees the potential this young man posses. Other area schools such as UAB and FSU have also shown interest in Meline, and as coaches start turning towards 2010, more and more offers will poor in for the young Miami star. The Knights will likely have to battle with national powerhouses for Meline's services, but showing interest and commitment to Meline this early on might help UCF when it is time for him to make a decision on what school to attend in a couple of years.


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