really got along great with coach (Trooper) Taylor and Brooks from
Along with the relationship he has with the Vol coaches, the UT depth chart also played a role in Melancon's decision.
will have three seniors on the defensive line next year so I feel like there is
some room for me to come in and earn a position," he said. "
parents also seemed to get along with the
loved coach Taylor, he was extremely funny," said Melancon. "But, I know that
whatever I decide they will support me. They know I'm not afraid to go out of
state and go to school. I know they'll back me up and everybody is being very
supportive. They just know I think about them (
At one point, Melancon said that LSU was his top choice but what happened to the home-town team?
haven't talked to coach Porter since before the state championships," said
Melancon. "I saw him at the game but didn't even talk to him. I wouldn't say
they're out, I just really like
Melancon said he is looking forward to two things at this point in the recruiting process, finishing mid-terms and not receiving so many phone calls.
"I've thought about just turning my phone off," he quipped. "I'm definitely looking forward to getting a break from all this. I finish up with mid-terms Friday, so that will be a good load off. I think I'm going to finish strong this semester."
Melancon said he has not planned a date to make the announcement of his commitment, but that he'll know when the time is right.