Melancon Impressed With Michigan's Start

Three-star defensive tackle Rolando Melancon (6-1, 270, 4.85) from Lutcher (La.) has had an impressive start with 30 tackles, three fumbles recovered, two sacks, one interception and one fumble caused in just four games this season. He is impressed as well -- with the 4-0 start of the Michigan Wolverines.

Rolando Melancon Profile

Three-star defensive tackle Rolando Melancon (6-1, 270, 4.85) from Lutcher (La.) has had 30 tackles, three fumbles recovered, two sacks, one interception and one fumble caused in just four games. Lutcher High is 3-1.

Melancon denies a favorite, but likes Tennessee, Michigan, Nebraska, LSU and Florida. "Every single one of my favorites is doing really well," Melancon said. "Even LSU was good in their loss to Auburn, but I guess Michigan has been the most impressive. I loved how they got after Notre Dame and raised their game. They just played tough. Michigan is a great school and my family is backing me wherever I go so the weather and location don't really matter," Melancon said. "I also have a good relationship with their running back coach (Fred Jackson)."

Melancon says he's developed good relationships with several coaches and one of things that has impressed him most about Tennessee is assistant head coach Trooper Taylor. "He's a great coach," Melancon said. "He stays in touch with me a lot and I like all the coaches there. Coach (Phillip) Fulmer said that they don't just want me, but that they need me. They just seem to say the right things."

Despite his great relationship with the Tennessee coaches, Melancon says that the Nebraska coaches (especially offensive coordinator Jay Norvell and defensive line coach John Blake) are recruiting him the hardest. "They just seem to stay in contact the most. They tell me how much the team needs me and how much they want me," Melancon said. "They are very consistent. Coach Norvell and Blake say that they like my speed and that I'd fit in well with their attacking defense. They say that they love my intensity. I have a really good relationship with them.

"Coach Blake, Norvell, Taylor and Jackson are the guys I talk with all the time," Melancon said. "They are all good people and besides football, they also talk with me about being a better man and life in general."

He doesn't have any official visits scheduled yet, but attended the LSU/Tulane game yesterday (September 23). "Death Valley is a crazy place for football," Melancon said. "LSU plays with passion and have a lot of heart. I know guys on the team because I've played with and against many of them growing up. A lot of them live nearby so we all know each other.

He reports a 2.5 GPA and a 17 ACT score.

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