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Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain linebacker Tegray Scales has visited Indiana more than any schools still in contention and already was high on the Hoosiers, but this weekend's official visit strengthened his interest.
"I came out feeling better," Scales said. "The [previous] times I came up there it was cool and all, but this time I got to spend a lot more time with the players and got to see how the college life was a little bit better. I can see myself being there."
Indiana has several players on their roster from the Cincinnati area, and one was his player-host for the weekend.
"My host was Marcus Oliver, who played linebacker for Hamilton," Scales said. "He took care of me and made sure I had fun. He is a great guy and laid-back just like me, so I had a lot in common with him."
Because they play the same position, Scales was able to glean unique insight on playing linebacker at Indiana and the player-coach relationship.
"Coming up there I knew Coach [William] Inge played a lot of linebackers," Scales said. "That really wasn't a question, it was more of if I were to come here would he be my mentor. Just to have the person there to help me, and like I said I could relate to him a lot."
With so many visits to Bloomington under his belt, Scales did not come into the official visit with a lot of questions and talked about what makes Indiana one of his top schools.
"The [location] is a big part. It is two hours, 15 minutes and my family can come to the games," Scales said. "I have been there a lot, so I am very comfortable. It's where I could spend the next four years, so I have to be comfortable."
Scales has one more official visit on the books and that is scheduled to Minnesota next weekend. He is not sure if he will take any additional official visits beyond that.
Josh Helmholdt is the Midwest Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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