Powell eyes Dabo's camp this week

Wide receiver Cornell Powell (Greenville, NC) from Junius H. Rose High committed to Clemson in February. Despite his close connection to the Tigers' coaching staff, Powell has continued to hear from other suitors.

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Powell spoke with CUTigers recently to update his stance on the Tigers and more.

"I'm just working hard and ready for my senior year to start," said Powell. "I went to the Rivals and Nike camps recently. It was fun, and the competition was the best. Being coached and learning new details that will help my game was the best. I worked on route running and how to stem and stick my defender."

A number of schools have furthered their talks with Powell in an attempt to draw the rising senior away from the Tigers.

"Georgia, Ohio State and NC State have talked to me." Powell explained saying, "Just the basic recruiting stuff - how I'd have a greater impact on their programs and stuff."

Powell has noticed the attention from other schools, but he stands firm with Clemson saying that his commitment is "stronger than ever."

The North Carolina commit will venture south to see Clemson again this coming week for Dabo Swinney's High School Camp II and is highly anticipating the visit.

"I'll be there Friday for the camp," said Powell. "I'm looking forward to hanging out with the other commits, building with them and being coached by Jeff Scott."

Before Powell officially becomes a Tiger, he's got one year of high school football to finish. As his season quickly approaches, Powell spoke of what could be a special season.

"I want to win a State Championship." Powell continued saying, "Being on the same page and being disciplined is important. We have a great team and have the tools to win. We just have to take them out of the box."

The 2016 4-star commit is 6-foot, 200. He's been rated by Scout as the 13th best wide receiver nationwide and as the No. 2 receiver coming out of North Carolina.

In 2014 Powell finished his junior season with 67 receptions for 1,248 yards and 19 touchdowns.

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