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3-star offensive tackle Cedric Melton decommits from Arizona

Arizona now down to 16 incoming scholarship freshman

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Cedric Melton, a three-star offensive tackle from Houston, has decommitted from the Arizona Wildcats. Melton announced his recruitment was reopening on Wednesday night on his Twitter.

Melton was one of three Texas natives in the incoming class, coming from Klein Cain High School in Houston, a city with deep ties to Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin.

Arizona’s 2020 class now contains 16 players as National Signing Day approaches. The class is ranked 11th in the Pac-12, only above Washington State, and 63rd in the nation.

Three offensive linemen will still be coming to Tucson this summer, with three-star recruits Josh Baker, Woody Jean, and Leif Magnusson committed. Still, Arizona’s offensive line needs all the depth it can get, and Melton’s decommitment stings.

Melton is scheduled to visit Lane Kiffin’s Ole Miss program on Friday. National Signing Day is next Wednesday, February 5, though players can sign their letters of intent until April.