One School in the Lead for '09 OT

Central Texas has always been a hot spot for college football recruiters, and the crop of 2009 prospects is already looking very promising. Killeen High School has produced several Division I offensive linemen over the last three years, but Rhonte Scales could possibly be the best of the bunch. He talked recruiting with Inside Texas.

Killeen High School had arguably one of the best offensive line trios in the entire state last year. They were anchored by 2007 Oklahoma State signee Jonathan Rush and 2008 prospect David Grant, but the 6-foot-5, 285-pound Rhonte Scales played a pivotal role as well earning second team all-district honors for his performance. Scales grew up rooting for Texas but has recently started to lean towards Oklahoma State.

"I started off rooting for UT before I moved here, but I've kind of jumped on the OSU bandwagon," Scales said. "They have a good program and their coaches are pretty cool. One of my teammates, Jonathan Rush, went there."

Scales has made one stop this summer for camp when he traveled up to Stillwater to check out what Oklahoma State has to offer.

"I went to an OSU camp," Scales said. "It went all right. It was kind of a spur of the moment thing."

Scales also talked about what is going to look for when it comes down to looking at what different schools have to offer.

"Basically, I'm going to look at academics first," Scales said. "Then I'm going to look at how the coaches work with their players. Then, playing time comes next."

Scales already has a lot of the tools that make up a great offensive lineman. His feet and strength are definitely two bright points in his game. Scales also thinks that his pass blocking ability makes him a better player.

"Pass blocking," Scales said when asked about his strengths. "We are going to start throwing a little bit more next year. We have been working on some short passes."


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