Journey continues at Ohio Wesleyan for HOCO's Melton

Houston County's Kor'Darius Melton signed his national letter of intent with Ohio Wesleyan Thursday afternoon to continue his football career. /(Luke Hetrick, WGXA)

WARNER ROBINS, GA -- Kor'Darius Melton didn't have a school to sign with on February 1.

As National Signing Day rolled around, the HOCO defensive star continued to search for a college home. That journey resumed for two more months, but Thursday afternoon it finally came to a close.

Melton signed his national letter of intent to play college football at Ohio Wesleyan. As family and friends came out to congratulate the defensive end, Melton reflected on his football career and the recruiting process.

"It was stressful," Melton said. "I just kept on putting my Hudl highlights for every coach. I just kept working hard and I finally got what I deserved."

His hard work on the field and through his own recruiting process gave him the opportunity to sign on the dotted line. The moment was still surreal for Melton.

"I was nervous," Melton said. "I was like I'm about to go to Ohio Wesleyan. It's a blessing and I never thought I would get an offer. I got a chance to play another four years at a great school."

Melton is expected to make an impact early on for the Battling Bishops. The NAIA school finished 2016 6-4 winning five of their final six games.

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