October 7, 2009

Commit update: McCain and Scales

It must be something in the North Carolina water. Two of the hardest pound-for-pound hitters in the country not only play in the same State, they play for the same prep school. And they both are committed to play for the Oregon Ducks. Duck Sports Authority checked in with the pair after their teams' second game of the season.

"We played Avery College," reported Chris McCain. "It's about 45 minutes away. We lost on a last second field goal. It was a close game, a really intense game at the end going back and forth. Guys on the team took it kind of hard but we are going to do it next time."

For his part, the #12 rated linebacker in the country had a solid game. "I did real well I think," McCain said. "I had about eight tackles. I played outside linebacker and defensive end."

Even though Central Carolina Sports Academy is a new school, they are talented. Longtime friend and fellow Oregon commit James Scales transferred with McCain from Northern Guilford before the start of the school year. Scales has high expectations for his new team.

"They were OK but we should have beaten them," lamented Scales. "I don't think we took them as serious as we should have."

The nation's #47 rated defensive back held up his end of the bargain for CCSA.

"I did pretty well," said Scales. "I had six tackles, a couple pass breakups and a blocked field goal."

Wouldn't it have been better if he had blocked two field goals?

"I had a chance but one of my own teammates got in the way," Scales chuckled grimly.

The day prior to their game against Avery, the Oregon Ducks took to the field against Washington State. The North Carolina teammates did not get a chance to see it.

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