Ohio Linebacker Talks Favorites

Friday night FOXSportsNEXT.com caught 2014 linebacker Tegray Scales in action. Following his team's victory we spoke with one of the top prospects in Ohio.

Over the years Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain has produced a fair share of top talent. 2014 linebacker Tegray Scales is making a push to be the next Cardinal to leave his mark on the program and take his game to the next level.

Standing just under 6-foot-1, 215-pounds, Scales talked about his role in the teams big conference win.

"It was a good game," said Scales. "Our defense stepped up in the second half as they were driving on us and getting some big plays."

Having watched players like Joe Bolden before him as well as members of the Cardinals senior class, Scales is getting ready to take a leadership role in the coming months.

"It's a challenge as the seniors are teaching me how to be a better leader so when I'm a senior I'll be one of the guys capable of taking on that role."

As for the recruiting process, Scales is starting to hear from several programs and has a couple of dream teams.

"My father and I are new to all this stuff," said Scales. "But I've been talking with a couple of colleges like Cincinnati and Ohio State already.

"In fact I went up with Travon Hudson to Ohio State when they played against California."

One advantage the Buckeyes might hold is the ties between the Cardinals program and Buckeye defensive backs coach Kerry Coombs.

"Coach Coombs is a former Colerain guy," said Scales. "After he left here he went to Cincinnati and now he's at Ohio State. But he stays connected with us here."

What is Scales looking for in a college?

"I just want to go to college, earn a degree and play football," said Scales. "Wherever I go, it doesn't really matter. But I would like to hear from Alabama down south and Ohio State is my favorite school."

What would Scales do if the Buckeyes would offer him a scholarship?

"If Ohio State offers it would be very hard to turn down," said Scales. "But I would have to talk with my parents first before I did anything."

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