Tuesday evening, Powell received the news he had been longing for, that Ohio State was offering him a scholarship.
"I got the call from Coach (Jim) Tressel tonight, and it's still hard to believe," Powell stated. "My head coach (Sean Williams) told me to expect the call tonight, and I think I stared at my phone all evening waiting for it to ring. When Coach Tressel told me he wanted me at Ohio State, I almost passed out."
"Coach (Taver) Johnson told me I was his guy, and that means so much to me," he continued. "I've had a lot of contact with them recently, and Coach Johnson was at my school yesterday, so I kind of hoped this was coming. This is the offer I've always dreamed about, and Ohio State is my favorite school."
"I'm really planning on taking that offer this Friday, to be honest," he admitted. "I want to talk it over with my mom and my coach, but that's where I'm leaning right now. I have to talk to my coach about everything regarding accepting the offer, but I believe I am 100% positive that's the only school for me."
Powell, 6-foot-4, 185-pounds, is a three-star prospect that is versatile enough to play any of the four defensive backfield positions at the next level.