Western DB has great numbers

When a player accounts for 30 interceptions over the course of a career, it's known as quite an accomplishment. Leon Melvin, a 5-foot-9 corner, has reached that number and has more games left in his career.

When a player accounts for 30 interceptions over the course of a career, it's known as quite an accomplishment. Leon Melvin, a 5-foot-9 corner, has reached that number and has more games left in his career.

Western is sitting with a 9-3 record preparing for a third round match-up with Martha Layne Collins High. Collins throws the ball around a lot with quarterback Branden Cresap at the helm, but there's a chance that Cresap will avoid Melvin's side of the field.

"Teams don't want to throw it my way," said Melvin. The senior has improved his game each and every game this season and is having a nice year.

"My season started off slow, but has really picked up the second half of the season," said Melvin. "I have improved on my football I.Q. and awareness," he said.

Western has gotten better as well. "Our defense and offense has picked it up tremendously," he said. "Our defense has been forcing a lot of three-and-outs and at least four or five turnovers a game in the playoffs," said Melvin. "Our offense has been able to turn them into touchdowns."

Melvin's ball skills have been recognized by coaches as the next level and Melvin has received continued interest from Ball State, Western Kentucky, Marshall, Louisville, Illinois, Indiana, Cincinnati and Kentucky. Melvin is still waiting on his first offer, but he has taken a couple of visits.

"I visited Ball State and Western Kentucky," said Melvin. "I like both schools. I didn't get to see as much as I planned, but I will be going on some official visits in January," said Melvin.


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