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Melvin Ray has LSU on his early short list

Gary Crowton likes receivers like Melvin Ray

LSU defensive line coach Earl Lane used his strong ties to the Sunshine State to land three players in the 2007 class and now he is after one of the state's top wide outs for 2008 in Melvin Ray (6-4, 196, 4.5).

Last season for Chiles High School in Tallahassee, Fla., Melvin Ray recorded 507 yards on 25 catches and averaged 20.7 yards per catch. He hauled in four touchdown grabs as well as ran three back on special teams.   So far, he has received offers from Maryland, Ole Miss, Florida State and Alabama, with schools like LSU, Florida and Georgia heavy on the recruiting trail.   "Right now LSU...

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