Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain linebacker Tegray Scales opened the 2013 season with his team on Monday, but before he immersed himself fully in his senior year the three-star prospect made a trip to Indiana on Sunday.
"I watched the practice and it was their first day of hitting," Scales said. "I got to talk to the coaches a little more and see them in action. The most important thing when I was up there was to see them in action, and I liked that.
"Watching their practice I liked it for the simple fact that they have a six-front, which keeps the o-linemen off the linebackers. The linebackers don't get touched as much, so I could be running free and making plays."
The 6-foot, 206-pound Scales could potentially play the inside or outside linebacker positions in college, depending on how he grows. Indiana is keeping those options open as they evaluate his fit.
The second most important aspect of the trip for Scales was to spend more time around the coaching staff, and he accomplished that.
"I talked to Coach [William] Inge, the linebackers coach, and Coach [Kevin] Wilson," he said. "They were telling me they were just waiting on me and that I would always have a spot up there until I tell them something different."
Scales has no timetable for making his college decision, but following his most recent visit to Indiana the Hoosiers are sitting in a good position.
"Their chances are really high," Scales said. "I have been there a couple times, and I really like it, could see myself playing there."
The next step in the recruiting process for Scales will be scheduling official visits. He has yet to make those plans, and is not sure which schools he will take those visits to.