Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain linebacker Tegray Scales jumped onto the radar of college programs after an impressive junior campaign last fall. The 6-foot-2, 212-pound prospect took another step in his recruitment when he added his first offer a week ago.
"I have two [offers] now from Western Michigan and Louisville," Scales said. "Western Michigan came in about a week ago and Louisville came in about three days ago. I was waiting for the first one to come in, and when I got it I called my parents and told them the good news. I was very excited."
Western Michigan was a team Scales was not overly familiar with when he first received the offer, but he has since solicited opinions on the program from others who know it better.
"Joe Bolden told me a couple things about it when he came down," Scales said. "I heard they are a good program and they are building a good team. That's always good news when you have a team that is building."
Scales was a little more familiar with Louisville by the time the Cardinals had offered, and he continues to learn more from their coaching staff.
"I have been talking to Coach [Charlie] Strong over Facebook," Scales said. "I plan on visiting soon, but I haven't visited yet. I know they are a good football team and won a bowl game last year against Florida. They are moving to the ACC next year too."
Scales just wrapped up a wrestling season in which he finished 41-8 and placed seventh in the state at 195 pounds. His wrestling commitments have prevented him from taking any college visits this winter, but now that the season is done he plans to sit down and plan out trips. Indiana and Bowling Green are two more schools that have invited him to visit.