May 22, 2006

Melancon has top-three

Lutcher defensive tackle Rolando Melancon has been one of the most productive defensive forces in Louisiana high school football for several years, which is why he has scholarship offers from BCS conference schools from coast-to-coast.

This spring college coaches were hoping to catch a glimpse of Melancon first-hand but Lutcher's spring camp was cut short.

"We really didn't have a spring because our training facility burned down and we lost all of our pads, jerseys, uniforms and all," Melancon said. "Coach says by the time the summer is over all the weights and new stuff should be in."

The 6-foot-2, 270-pound Melancon runs the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds, has a 265-pound bench press and 405-pound squat. He was named first team all-state in class 3A after totaling 75 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 5 forced fumbles.

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