The 6-8 Powell has gotten off to a fast start and is averaging 25.2 points per game. He visited Clemson's campus three times unofficially, twice since Purnell took the job.
"I just really like Coach Purnell," Powell said. "He's really a great guy. I feel that he can help me become the best player that I can become."
"Coach Nickelberry showed a whole lot of interest. They showed more interest than any other school that I've been looking at."
"Now I can just focus on getting my grades as high as they can be and stuff like that. "
And, Powell should have some players around him to help the cause once he arrives on campus. "Cheyenne Moore, James Mayes and Joey Cameron … I think it'll be really exciting."