Elite WR discusses Clemson's Junior Day

As National Signing Day quickly approaches, the Clemson coaching staff is awaiting a handful of national letters of intent to close out the 2015 recruiting class. But, as things come to a close for the current cycle, a lot of early work is being put in by Dabo Swinney and company on the 2016 class.

WR Cornell Powell profile

Four-star wide receiver Cornell Powell (Greenville, N.C.) J.H. Rose was amongst those juniors at Clemson's elite junior day this past Saturday. Powell was only in town for the day but stayed busy throughout his visit and took a few moments to catch up with CUTigers.

"My favorite parts of junior day were meeting and getting to know the coaches, touring the campus and the basketball game," said Powell. "Coach Scott stood out the most. He keeps it real and doesn't try to recruit me every time we talk. Normally we just talk about life and school."

Powell is unsure of when he'll make his commitment to his future coaches, but has set a group of favorites amongst his offers saying, "my top five are NC State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia."

For Powell, there isn't just one thing that stands out about Clemson. "I like the fans and the atmosphere. The coaches all are cool and down to earth."

Like many receivers, Powell does not lack any confidence in his ability. "I'm explosive and fast, have great, great hands and I have good off-the-ball quickness," said Powell. "I'm going to play early wherever I go. I feel confident enough in my game to make the starting spot."

There's no doubt that the Clemson staff is working on building something special with each successive recruiting class, and those recruits are certainly taking note. "I can imagine what the coaches are expecting," continued Powell. "They want us to get better every year, graduate from college, and win the National Championship."

Powell is 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds and has been clocked at 4.45 in the 40-yard dash.

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