June 6, 2006

Vols courting Louisiana defensive tackle

Gramercy, La., Lutcher High School defensive tackle Rolando Melancon has spent the last week relaxing and hanging out before getting cranked up with a busy and important summer. But the summer does not mean Melancon will be working towards a decision on where he is going to play college football in 2007.

"I have just been sleeping late and taking it easy,"the 6-foot-2, 260 pound Melancon said. "We are cranking up our summer workouts later this week and I will be working out twice a day and I am going to summer school to take Algebra 2 plus I am preparing for the ACT later this month. So things are getting ready to get really busy."

From a football standpoint, Melancon said his focus is on his upper body.

"I know the transition to college is not going to be easy so I am working on getting stronger with my upper body so I am really trying to improve my bench press this summer," Melancon said.

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