3 Star RB Has Duke In Final Group

Could a decision be coming soon for Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman three-star running back Shaquille Powell?

Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman running back Shaquille Powell reports 11 offers to his name. However, there are four programs in particular standing out.

"I like Duke, Vanderbilt, Reno, and San Diego State," Powell tells Scout.com.

What is it about each school that stands out to the three-star athlete?

Duke: "I really like that it's academically strong. I'm taking my official visit up there on Friday this week, so I'll know more after that."

Vanderbilt: "I went up there on an unofficial this summer. I really like the coaching staff, and I like that they're building a new program there, that really interests me. And of course, their academics are great."

Reno: "I took my official there like two weeks ago. I love my recruiter coach (Mike) Bradeson; he's the best. The visit was pretty fun, I had a good time. I liked the players, I liked the coaches, and I liked the people supporting the team. It was a pretty fun time."

SDSU: "I feel like they're making good progress. San Diego is a beautiful city, I wouldn't mind living there and it's on the west. I think that SDSU will be good in the future."

Powell hopes to take official visits to Vanderbilt and SDSU as well.

"That'll probably be in January if I do, or maybe the weekend after Duke," he shares.

If he feels it is right, the 5-foot-9, 200-pound tailback says he isn't afraid to pull the trigger.

"I'll make the decision whenever I feel comfortable enough at a school to commit to it," he says. "It could be soon, it could be in February, but the way I'm feeling now is that it could happen at any moment."

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