Virginia WR Loves Clemson Staff

Logan Heastie gets the majority of the press at Great Bridge High, but the No. 1 wide receiver in the nation is not the only playmaker on his team. Carvin Powell can more than hold his own and he has the offers to back it up.

Chesapeake (Va.) Great Bridge wide receiver Carvin Powell doesn't mind that Logan Heastie receives the accolades that he does, in fact Powell thinks playing with's No. 1 rated receiver only helps his game.

"I like playing with Logan (Heastie)," Powell said. "We run the spread, so having good guys on both sides means that team can't double us. If you do one of us is going to hurt you."

The 6-2.5 and 198-pound, First Team All-District performer has picked up early offers from Penn State, Virginia Tech, Maryland and North Carolina. North Carolina State and Clemson have been showing interest, but have yet to offer.

"I like Virginia Tech a lot," Powell said. "I went there for their spring game last weekend. My brother (Carlton Powell) played there, so I know pretty much everything about them. Coach (Frank) Beamer has been to our school before."

Carlton Powell was a selected in the fifth round of the NFL Draft this weekend by the Denver Broncos. One of a number of former Hokies to be picked in the draft.

"Maryland came by the school to see me," Powell explained. "They talked about their school and academics. I plan on going up there for a visit soon.

"Most of my family is all from North Carolina," Powell stated. "There is always a huge Tech/UNC battle with my family. I have been to a few passing tournaments there. I really like the school and all the scenery around it. The people are very nice and so are their facilities.

"I really like the coaching staff at Clemson," Powell continued. "The environment there is another plus. I went down there on an unofficial and saw the school and the stadium. The scenery down there is nice as well."

Penn State from the Big Ten is the only school outside of the ACC to offer Powell.

"I'm going to be going to a combine up there," Powell said. "While I am there I plan on taking an unofficial visit. I can't remember which coach is recruiting me. They mainly talk to my coach. They came to the school before and talked about the campus and the academics."

West Virginia and Connecticut are two schools that haven't shown a lot of interest, but that doesn't mean that they aren't indirectly recruiting Powell.

"Heastie is on me all the time about coming to West Virginia," Powell laughed. "My former QB Casey Turner is always trying to get me to come to UConn with him."

Powell caught 38 passes for 600 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior. He remains open, but if he had to pick favorites it looks like an ACC battle.

"Right now I'd say Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Clemson would be the top three," Powell explained. "Then Penn State, Maryland and N.C. State." Top Stories