His size and what he has shown on tape has earned him six offers, from Buffalo, Ohio, Minnesota, West Virginia, Western Michigan, and Toledo, and a host of others have been through during the spring evaluation.
West Virginia was one of the more recent offers, and Powell had a chance to see Morgantown.
"I went down for the spring game. I love it. I could see myself being there. I went in with Coach Dunlap, the secondary coach. He was showing me film from last year. The LSU game. I like the packages they run. There's a certain package they put in on 3rd down and he told me if you're a good athlete, you can play as a true freshman. I like that."
In addition, Powell says he liked the facilities and the rabid fan base.
"The fans came out and supported the spring game. There were a lot of people there."
He has not had a chance to find out as much about the Golden Gophers yet, but they have offered both him and his teammate, defensive end Myles Hilliard.
"They came to visit me and then came to my track meet and watched me run. The next day, they called my coach and told him they were offering me. I am going to visit them sometime in the summer."
In addition to the Twin Cities trip, Powell says he has one camp stop planned for the summer months.
"I think I'll go to Ohio State's camp for sure, then map out rest."