Kecoughtan MLB Jonathan Melvin (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Recruit757 Fab 30: Jonathan Melvin – Kecoughtan #30
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Kecoughtan has a corps of talented athletes that power the Warriors year in and year out. Competing in the Peninsula District is demanding when the Hampton Crabbers, Phoebus Phantoms and Woodside Wolverines will produce a playoff contender every season.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in the 757. We’ve scoured the region for talent for almost ten years now, keeping an eye on the best of the best, but also looking for opportunities to connect athlete and high school programs with college coaches. Kicking off our countdown as the 30th best senior prospect region-wide is Kecoughtan linebacker Jonathan Melvin
#30 Jonathan Melvin (2019 MLB 6-2 220) – Kecoughtan High School
Jonathan Melvin landed his first college opportunity in June after a visit to Davidson College, just north of Charlotte. He’s been working the circuit for scholarship offers, including off-season stops at Liberty, Wake Forest, William & Mary, Coastal Carolina and Richmond. If college coaches are waiting for Melvin to prove himself in his senior season, they better get prepared. Jonathan has a great opportunity to make another good impression.
In his junior season, Melvin was forced into duty at multiple positions: linebacker, quarterback and running back. He missed a couple of games due to injury. You can expect him to be able to focus more on the defensive side of the ball.
Kecoughtan opens on Friday night August 24 with a home game at Darling Stadium against Churchland. The Truckers aren’t last year’s version that rolled over a few times on their way to a one-win season. Bethel and Woodside are also on the Warriors schedule as hotly contest games that take place by the end of the first week of the school year.
– Andy Hilton
Check back daily for the countdown of the top 30 athletes in the 804, the 757 and in Northern Virginia, here on UltimateRecruit.com! Click HERE for a full list of last year’s Fab 30 for each region.
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