Richland LB Camping At Boise State

Richland HS LB Sawyer Powell (Richland, WA) picked up his first offer last week as Oregon State became the first school to extend an offer to the talented LB. Boise State, BYU, Utah, and others have also shown some level of interest and the talented LB will make stops in Boise and Provo over the next week. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his interest in Boise State and his recruitment thus far

Richland HS LB Sawyer Powell (Richland, WA) picked up his first offer last week as Oregon State became the first school to extend an offer to the talented LB. Boise State, BYU, Utah, and others have also shown some level of interest and the talented LB will make stops in Boise and Provo over the next week.

"I'll be in Boise for their team camp from Wednesday to Saturday," he said. "I'll head to BYU after that for their team camp on Monday," he added.

"I'm definitely excited to show the Boise coaches what I can do," he stated. "They have a great program over in Boise. They're definitely on the rise and that's really cool. I haven't met any of their coaches yet, but I hear they're great people."

"Oregon State offered me last week," he said. "I would say Boise State, BYU, and Utah are the three main schools that might offer right now."

Former Prosser Head Coach Tom Moore (father of Kirby/Kellen) took a couple years off following the 2008 season, but has decided to jump back into coaching. He's the new Offensive Coordinator at Richland and Powell says Coach Moore's expertise has had a major impact in a short timeframe.

"Coach Moore's offense really fits the players that we have and it's going to add a new dimension to our offense," said Powell. "We ran the ball a lot over the last few years, but Coach Moore is bringing a passing element to our offense. It'll make us that much better and more difficult to defend. Kids are real excited to play for him. He has brought a lot of excitement to practice."

Powell has a few family ties to BYU, but says he's open to all schools that want to recruit him. He's looking for a coaching staff that knows how to utilize his talent and one that he "meshes" with as well.

"The biggest thing is finding a coaching staff that can get the most out of me and one that I mesh with," he said. "My dad explained to me that I'll be spending the next five years with this staff, so I need to like them. A good environment would be nice as well and I'd like to be around some LDS people. Obviously, great football would be a plus too."

Powell says he would also like to make his college decision sometime before his senior season.

"Ideally, I would like to get this whole college thing settled before my senior season."

What does Powell (6'1, 205, 4.57) bring to the gridiron?

"I'm determined, intense, and I like to make big hits," he said. "I feel that I'm good in pass coverage and I was blessed with speed too," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Sawyer Powell.


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