It’s already flying by! 10 days in already, but we’re just getting started. Coming in at #90 today is sophomore NT Scale Igiehon.
#90, Scale Igiehon, Sophomore, NT
Weight: 300 lbs (-34 lbs)
High School: Del Valle High School, Del Valle, TX
How’d he get to The BlueTM?
A solid 3-star coming out of Texas, Scale had a handful of offers from the likes of Houston, Arkansas State, Colorado State and Abilene Christian. As Drew stated last year, Scale was more or less a parting gift from Steve Caldwell as he left for Arkansas shortly after. We really only moved to using a true NT in the last couple of years and Scale fits that mold perfectly. We know this because he made some noise last year as a true freshman.
Letting opposing QBs know they aren’t safe since 2018.
Darius McCrary (Eddie Winslow from Family Matters)
Scale was kind of a big deal last year. It’s not often that a true freshman comes in and plays right away. Scale played in 11 games, starting 3 of them, which is even crazier. In total, he had 23 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Very respectable numbers for being a few months removed from high school.
While at Del Valle, Scale earned second-team All-District (14-6A) as a senior and first-team Texas All-District 14-6A as a junior. He had 137 tackles, 36.5 tackles for loss, 9 sacks and an interception in his career at Del Valle.
His sophomore campaign looks poised to be a good one. He will most likely be splitting playing time, and I think Sonatane Lui gets the nod to start, but Scale will see the field plenty. The coaches would be dumb to not play him really. I might anticipate an OR next to Lui on the depth chart too.
None of this is to dismiss Fesili or Freeborn either, as both are stellar athletes and should see the field themselves, but Scale obviously set himself apart last year and proved why he was worth starting. I expect another monster year from Scale and for his name to come up early and often in analyses of the defensive destruction of the Broncos’ opponents.
Is he on Twitter?
He does have a Twitter account, though he is more of a retweeter than an original content producer. He appreciates greatness though.
Thank you Bo Jackson the message today was phenomenal!!— Scale Igiehon (@scaleigiehon_52) April 8, 2019
Completely made up fact
His playing weight last year of 334 was a bit much for Scale, not because the coaches suggested it, but as an astute student of science, Scale felt 300 was his optimal weight to take advantage of the law of inertia while playing. He determined he could flatten offensive lineman faster and launch quarterbacks 2-3 feet farther by trimming the 34 lbs.