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Melton ready for big senior year

Leading the city in receptions last season, Langham Creek wide out Tyler Melton will draw more double-teams than LSU's Glen "Big Baby" Davis.
Melton (6-1, 180-pounds) had 65 receptions for 936 yards as a junior all-district selection and looks to build on his legacy in 2006.
"I know I will get double-teamed," Melton said. "But we have some other receivers step up next year to take off the pressure. We could be better than last year."
Melton's junior exploits have drawn handwritten letters from the likes of Texas A&M, Kansas State, Arizona State and New Mexico. As for his favorites, he likes LSU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Kansas State. He also boasts a over an 1100 on his SAT verbal and math.
"I'm pretty wide open right now," Melton said. "I'm going to the NIKE Training Camp at Texas A&M and want to hit some one-day camps this summer. As for right now, I'm working out with hopes of catching for more than 1,000 yards and earning All-American honors as a senior."
Melton's size and athletic ability allows him to catch over the middle and break tackles, and go up and get the fade route.
"We've been in the spread for two years and Tyler has really learned it well," Langham Creek coach Mac Woodfin said. "He's got good speed, but he can turn a receiver around better than anyone I've ever had."
Getting the ball to Melton will be Max Jenkins, the younger brother of Ross who recently committed to Louisiana Tech. Ross Jenkins threw for 2,571 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior and will help tutor his younger brother as much as he can.
"Max is a little ahead of Ross at this stage," Woodfin said. "He played junior varsity last season and made great decisions and has a great arm. He's also pretty elusive. Max is lucky because he's had a lot of film time with his brother over the past two years."
Sleeper prospect Kelechi Osemele should burst onto the scene for the Lobos at offensive line. The 6-5, 280-pound tackle is receiving interest from TCU, Indiana, Arkansas, Colorado State and the Air Force.
"Kelechi's best ball is in front of him," Woodfin said. "He has Division I size and great feet. He's a good pass blocker but needs to work on his mean streak."
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