A commitment from Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain linebacker Tegray Scales is still some time off, but the three-star prospect is laying the groundwork now to determine his college choice.
"I don't know exactly when I will make my decision, but I'm pretty sure it won't be anytime soon," Scales said. "I still have to take a couple officials."
The schools that will receive those official visits - or unofficial visits, depending on their proximity to his Cincinnati home - is being determined by who is showing Scales the most interest.
"I have been talking to IU, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Minnesota, probably Louisville and Oklahoma also," Scales said. "Those are the ones I am probably going to try to go out and visit.
"I don't know if any of those are going to be official or not, but probably the Oklahoma one because they'd pay for my flight down there. Minnesota probably too, but I haven't planned anything yet."
While Scales does not have his official visits planned, he is scheduling unofficial visits. Cincinnati is likely to receive a visit from Scales this weekend for their game against Northwestern State, and Indiana hosted Scales last weekend for their game against Navy.
"That was an unofficial," Scales said of the Indiana visit. "I didn't get time to talk to the coaches because I watched until about two minutes left in the game."
Scales also arrived late, getting into the stadium midway through the first quarter, but was still able to get enough out of the experience to make the trip worthwhile.
"I enjoyed the game and liked the surroundings," he said. "They didn't end up getting the victory, but I like the team and how they kept fighting. I feel I could go there and make a difference. You can't win every game, but I feel the coaches are doing the right thing and hopefully in a couple years can get a Big Ten Championship."
The 6-foot, 210-pound Scales has been making a difference for his Colerain High team. He came up with 2.5 sacks in Colerain's win over Cincinnati St. Xavier last weekend, and has 20 total tackles on the season.