Fla. WR Considering UNC

North Carolina was one of the first schools to extend Ted Meline a scholarship offer, doing so last fall.

"It just came out of nowhere," Meline said. "My coach had been talking to them, and then it came."

Last Wednesday, Tennessee became the latest to send a scholarship offer to Meline. The 6-foot-3, 168-pound athlete has collected a total of nine offers – Alabama, Auburn, Boston College, Central Florida, Georgia, Oregon, and South Florida, plus UNC and Tennessee.

Schools have offered Meline despite limited junior season highlights to evaluate. He suffered a sprained shoulder in the season opener and missed all but three games of his junior season.

Meline started his junior season at quarterback for Davie (Fla.) Westlake High. But, he was moved to wide receiver and picked up safety duties after returning from the injury. He ended the year with two catches for 60 yards and a touchdown, six passes for 125 yards, and 11 carries for 115 yards.

As a sophomore, Meline flipped between receiver and quarterback. He finished the year with nine receptions for 258 yards and two touchdowns. He also completed 45-of-80 for 734 yards and five touchdowns, and rushed for 220 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries.

Meline has since transferred to Miami (Fla.) Washington, where he figures to continue to be used in a "slash" role.

"Mostly I wasn't getting better at my old school," Meline said. "I wanted a higher level of competition."

With the exception of Oregon, all of his scholarship offering schools project Meline as a wide receiver. The Ducks' coaching staff is recruiting him to play both ways with an emphasis on safety. Meline currently favors Georgia and Oregon, because "he likes their offense." Though they have yet to offer, Meline also likes childhood favorite Florida. If the Gators offer, they could become his sole favorite.

UNC is definitely a school Meline plans to keep an eye on.

"Oh yeah, I'm interested," Meline said. "I just don't know much about them."

Last season, Meline attended the UNC-Miami game and watched the Tar Heels comeback win.

Meline hasn't made any unofficial visits this spring and doesn't have any plans to do so. He does, however, plan to camp at Miami, Rutgers, and West Virginia this summer.

He said he isn't sure when he'll make a verbal commitment.

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