In it's shorty history of football recruiting, utsa has only signed 4 out of state seniors. Colorado, Louisiana, Arkansas and Florida have produced those signees. This this time around the staff is looking out west and has identified a recruit in the Silver State.
Dylan Power, a 6'3" 215lb defensive end from Cheyenne High School in Northern Las Vegas, just sent out his highlight tape last week and UTSA coaches responded by saying that they wanted to see more.
He's a tall, lanky, athletic defensive end that shows good explosion off the ball and uses his speed to get to the QB.
"I'm a pass rusher. I'm good at setting the edge. I come up field real fast, use my speed and quickness against people," said Power.
At a national underclassmen combine this summer he timed at a 4.81.
To have speed is one thing. To know how to apply it and be effective is another. Power is very good at getting opponents off balance. With his burst, it only takes the slightest move for an o-lineman to trail. He knows how to use his hands and length in order to gain leverage.
UTSA wasn't the only program that reached out once they got a glimpse of his film. UNLV, Nevada and Dartmouth have picked up their recruiting efforts recently. Menlo College a DII school in California has already offered.
His stats for the season where 13.5 sacks, which was good for 3rd in the state of Nevada and 37 tackles. Earning him 1st Team All State and the Nevada Division 1 Defensive Player of the Year.
Power says that distance doesn't really matter. He's focusing on a program that fits him academically and overall a school that will hopefully assist him in making the transition to being a good D1 player.
The search is on for his first D1 offer and Power is taking it in stride.
"I'm open right now. I'm not pressured at all to make a decision. If UTSA offered, i would consider it greatly. I would greatly appreciate it and be very interested," said Powell.