Although Melvin wouldn't go into detail about his recent decision to open up his recruitment, sources close to the situation report that this development is because of a holdup with Duke admissions – though Melvin would not confirm this.
While Melvin has spoken glowingly of the Tar Heels recently, Duke is his lone scholarship offer to date. If the North Carolina coaching staff decided to offer the Scout.com three-star recruit, things could get interesting.
"I'm not sure," remarked Melvin in regards to what would happen if UNC offered. "I don't want to put my foot in my mouth, but I don't know. I'm just stating right now my options are open."
Melvin said he is in constant contact with members of the Blue Devils' coaching staff, and will visit the Durham campus this weekend, but has not communicated with the Carolina coaches in several weeks.
"I talk to Duke's [coaches] often," he said. "I really don't talk to Carolina's [coaches] that much -- right now they have [stopped calling]."