Powell, a 6-foot-4 1/2, 190-pound senior wing at Mitchell High (Tenn.), committed to Florida on Wednesday afternoon.
``I had a great relationship with Coach (Billy) Donovan and I always felt like Florida was the right place for me," Powell said. ``I had good relationships with assistant coaches at other schools, but none of them were like Coach Donovan."
Powell averaged 15.2 points and 6.3 boards per game last season while playing alongside Thaddeus Young at Fairley. Now Donovan & Co. will focus their efforts on landing another wing and a big man to round out a class that includes Marreese Speights (Scout.com No. 50).
``I've watched Florida back to when they had Jason Williams and Mike Miller," Powell said. "I've liked them for a while and felt comfortable with them. I just figured why wait any longer and lead the other schools on."