Melancon Discusses His Top Five Schools

Three-star defensive tackle Rolando Melancon (6-1, 270, 4.85), from Lutcher, Louisiana discusses his top five schools. Will the big guy actually be able to get away from the Deep South to go to college?

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Three-star defensive tackle Rolando Melancon (6-1, 270, 4.85), from Lutcher (La.), said he has scholarship offers from Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, TCU, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Southern Mississippi and Colorado -- which is his latest offer.

"I would like to take my five visits before I choose a school," Melancon said. "I'll be looking at their depth chart, how many guys they rotate in their line up, the academics and the whole school overall."

Melancon favors LSU and Florida slightly over Nebraska, Michigan and Tennessee. "Me and the defensive line coach (Earl Lane) seemed to really work well together when I went to their camp," Melancon said. "We hit it off and I really liked how smart he is. I feel I could learn a lot from him."

The only other camp Melancon went to this summer was at Florida. "I like the energy they have there," Melancon said. "They are a team that will be getting better and will be competing for a national championship. I also like the surroundings at Florida and the whole area is nice.

"I hear that Nebraska is really nice too," Melancon said. "Someone told me that once I visit them I'll want to commit on the spot. I guess they have very impressive facilities and tradition. I've talked with the coaches about visiting them in September for the Troy game (September 23)."

Despite not having visited Michigan yet, Melancon has a lot of good things to say about them as well. "They have great coaches too," Melancon said. "They've been showing me a lot of attention and they said that I may be able to start early for them. I also love their defense. I loved how they used Gabe Watson last year."

He reports a 2.5 GPA and received a 17 on his second ACT attempt. He will schedule another ACT in the fall.

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