Monday, September 14, 2009

Ducks get quacking, land N.C. prospect Scales

Oregon, which just landed Northern Guilford’s Chris McCain a couple of days ago, has now picked up the commitment of McCain’s former teammate, 5-10, 185-pound safety James Scales.

Scales, who had 80 tackles, four interceptions and two caused fumbles as a Northern Guilford junior, is attending prep school at the Greensboro Sports Academy for his senior year.

He said his finalists were Kentucky, Louisville and Oregon.

Asked about the in-state schools this morning, Scales said, “Everybody said I was undersized for safety. Oregon believes I can play there.

“I love my position coach, coach (John) Neal,” Scales said. “He’s put three guys in the NFL.”

will use Scales, who has 4.6-second speed, has something of a rover in the secondary, he said.

--Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

There is something going on with all of these Guilford Co. kids looking at Oregon. Word is there is a street agent involved and pushing them out west.

Anonymous said...

Why? Because an east coast kid decides to go to college out west?

While I don't deny this to be a distinct possibility given the pathetic nature of colleges and recruiting and parents/advisers whoring their athletes out, kids decide to go to other areas of the country for college all the time.

Why is it a problem when it is an athlete?

And the OU program has been recruiting alot from the east recently. Does that automatically mean there is an issue?

Or is this someone making a comment without factual information. If so, state the agent's name so they can be handled. If you know nothing, keep your mouth shut because all you did was dirty two kids who may have done nothing wrong.

Anonymous said...

The street agent is the current AD at Oak Ridge Military academy. Do some work and you can find out his name.

Anonymous said...

Oh abd btw, OU is Oklahoma. The University of Oregon with be UO.

daddybrock32 said...

USC has been recruiting select 5 star kids from the East for a long time. Cal started last year and now Oregon has joined in. Certain Pac 10 teams will be a presence for a long time to come, so get used to it. Instead of fighting among themselves for the kids in California they have decided to look elsewhere.