4-star DT Leaves Clemson with New Leader

After taking his official visit to Tigertown one of Clemson's top defensive targets has a new leader. How did the 4-star defensive tackle enjoy his visit to Clemson? CUTigers.com has all the details in this recruiting update.

DT Tydreke Powell Profile

Who was your player host this weekend?
Powell: Jock McKissic was my host. He is a cool guy. He told me most everything I needed to know.

How did you enjoy the visit to Clemson?
Powell: It was great. Clemson is a great school. If I had to pick a school today it would be Clemson.

What was the highlight of the visit?
Powell: What touched me was riding the bus and then going down on the field. It was amazing standing there and thinking about eighty thousand fans in the stands.

What did you and Jock do Saturday night after the banquet?
Powell: We just went out with all the other players. We saw the town and got something to eat.

How did you rate the visit on a scale of one to 10?
Powell: I would definitely give it a nine in my book. It is hard to give someone a 10.

How did your meetings go with the staff Sunday morning?
Powell: It went real good with coach Bowden. He told me how important I was to Clemson. He told me how I would make a big difference. He told me I could come in and play my first year. That really told me I can go somewhere and help the team get better.

How did the visit change your leaders?
Powell: Clemson is my leader. Their facilities are the best I have seen by far. The stadium speaks for itself. The WestZone is the best I have been to so far. Clemson is a great school. All there is at Clemson is football. That is the way I like it.

When do you think you will be ready to make a commitment?
Powell: I am definitely going to wait it out. I want to go see what it is like at other schools. I am going up to North Carolina this weekend. I am going to Virginia Tech on the 26th. After that I am not sure.

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