Thanks to an offseason ACL tear, it has been over a year since North Carolina verbal commitment Jonah Melton has played in a football game. The game, a 42-21 loss to Rocky Mount (N.C.) High, halted Mebane (N.C.) Eastern Alamance's undefeated 2015 season in the semifinals of the NCHSAA 3A playoffs.
As he did all season long, Melton, a 6-foot-3, 293-pounder, lined up at left tackle. It's highly likely he'll shift inside for his UNC career.
With Melton anchoring the offensive line, Eastern Alamance's offense averaged five yards on 38 carries and quarterback John Lamot threw for 206 yards.