Jason Scales’ decision to enter college early will earn him playing time this season at Iowa State as a freshman. Last fall Scales led West Des Moines Valley to a second consecutive class 4A state championship then enrolled at I-S-U for the spring semester after graduating at mid-term. He is currently listed as the backup to Stevie Hicks at running back. McCarney says Scales is learning and is making mistakes, but McCarney says he’s seen enough to know Scales will play in the fall.That’s Cyclone coach Dan McCarney who says barring injury Scales will get on the field next season. He says it’s a credit to the Valley program that someone can come out of high school and be ready to play. McCarney says Scales is ready from a physical standpoint. He says Scales reminds him of the past all-star backs Darrin and Troy Davis in the way he blocks, and while McCarney says Scales isn’t that type of running back yet, he says he has the skills to help them in the fall.Iowa State’s spring game is April 17th.
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