Scales set for visits
Things continue to move in a positive direction for Wildwood (Mo.) Lafayette tight end Brendan Scales. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound prospect, who holds offers from Iowa, Indiana, Illinois and North Carolina State, picked up a surprising offer on Wednesday. “Western Kentucky offered me today,” he said. “They’re kind of new. I’ve never even talked to them before.” Scales welcomed the surprise though and hopes that more teams follow suit as he begins making trips around the region to attend various Junior Days. "I have Mizzou this weekend, Louisville next weekend," he said. "Then the weekend after that K-State or Memphis, and then in the spring time Nebraska wanted me to come up there." Hometown Missouri would be a big offer for Scales, who likes the idea of playing in the SEC and whose father wants him to play for the Tigers. "They’re sticking out quite a bit for me,” Scales said. “I’ll see what they say there, and I think if they do offer they’d be up there on the list for sure.” Another program that has expressed interest in Scales is Oregon. Tight ends coach Tom Osbourne introduced himself to the big tight end recently after the Ducks reviewed his highlight film and expressed interest. "They said they’re pretty interested and they’re going to evaluate me,” Scales said. Scales is unsure of when he'll make a decision and relies on advice from his uncle, former Minnesota defensive end Willie Dyson, and current Mizzou offensive lineman Andy Bauer to handle the uncertainties of the recruiting process. “I get some advice from them,” he said. “How to go about this socially, how to keep my mind clear, but also what to do with the process. As of now, I don’t know. Would I like it to be quicker, like now sooner than later? Yeah. But it just kinda depends on how everything pans out."
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