While it was his teammate Anthony Arledge who has been receiving most of the early recruiting attention (offers from Montana, NAU and Air Force), it was Melvin that performed so well at the Stanford-Nike Camp that he received his first scholarship offer.
Melvin (6-1 265) dominated the camp, earning defensive line MVP. It didn't take long for word of his performance to spread and the UCLA staff was quick to call Fairfax head coach Kevin Belcher to follow up. It was Belcher that informed Scout.com that the Bruins promptly extended Melvin a scholarship offer.
Belcher says, "Dwight's Mom just got off the phone with Coach Neuheisel and called me hysterically excited."
Melvin was reached for comment, "Coach Neuheisal called my mother and asked if I had any scholarships yet. She replied, 'No.' He then said, 'Well let us be the first ones to offer your son.' I am extremely happy (for the offer). I didn't think I would walk away as d-line MVP. As we were warming up in the rain and hail, I thought to myself, I have to go 110% and completely dominate the entire line."
Scout.com national analyst Brandon Huffman was on hand for Melvin's performance and had this to say, "The offensive linemen at Stanford were very talented but the one defensive lineman they could not stop was Melvin. He fires off the ball, has great quickness and technique and was impossible to block. He didm't lose a one on one the entire day and was the easy pick for DL MVP."
See the newest Bruin prospect in action here (DE/FB #42/92):