Powell focused on season

Last season, Cornell Powell established himself as one of the top 2016 prospects in North Carolina. The four-star Greenville Rose wide receiver spoke with Scout.com about the latest developments in his recruitment.

”I have offers from Clemson, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, NC State, Ole Miss, Wake Forest and Georgia Southern,” said Cornell Powell.

“I’d say UNC and NC State are recruiting me the hardest. That’s definitely something you notice as a recruit, but I’m just trying to stay humble and focused on my high school season and winning a state championship.”

Wake Forest was the latest to offer.

”I actually visited a week after they offered and it was good,” said the 6-foot-1, 190-poud Powell. “All the coaches were cool. I also took a tour and liked the campus. I liked their business school, which is what I want to major.”

”I’d say my favorite part of the visit was the camp, though. I really liked the coaching staff. Coach (Dave) Clawson has won everywhere he’s been and I feel they have the program moving in the right direction.”

Along with Wake Forest, Powell camped at North Carolina and NC State this summer. Although he enjoyed all three, one stood out.

”I really liked the Freak Show at North Carolina,” he said. “I liked that it was at night and that all the UNC players were out there hyping everything up. It was great.

"The thing that really stuck out to me was the players were actually teaching us things, not just the coaches. I also spoke to a bunch of the coaches and they were telling me how they were trying to keep the talent in-state and how they really wanted me.”

Out of all the coaches recruiting him, Powell said he has developed the closest relationships with North Carolina cornerbacks coach Dan Disch and NC State running backs coach Desmond Kitchings.

”I like the same things about both of them,” he said. “They’re cool and laid back.”

What’s next for him?

”I definitely want to get to Clemson for a game and going to Georgia would be fun, too,” Powell said. “I’ll also probably go to Wake Forest, NC State and North Carolina.”

Last season, Powell finished with 47 catches for 1,228 yards.

Rose opens their season at Athens Drive on Aug. 22.

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