Tuscon (Arizona) linebacker Taylor Powell was high on Fresno State and got a first-hand look at what the Bulldogs have to offer this weekend. Powell says the highlight of the visit was experiencing the family atmosphere that the Bulldog coaches provided.
"I feel like Fresno State is a family atmosphere, definitely," Powell said. "The coaches, they were real nice and just made you feel like you were at home. Pretty much that was the highlight."
Powell spent three days in Fresno and got to see the campus and the facilities.
"I saw the campus, that was real nice," Powell said. "The Pallazo where the football players stay, I got to check out one of the rooms. That was really nice. I saw the weight room and stadium. Overall the facilities were pretty good. Even like their training room was real nice also."
Fresno State hosted an individual skills camp while Powell was on his visit. He did not participate in it, but watched his position coach in action.
"I didn't participate in it, I got to watch," Powell said. "I liked coach Toth, his coaching style. The strength coach also… he also helped with the inside linebackers and that's my position. I just liked how they did everything. They moved at pretty fast pace and I like that, just getting stuff done efficiently."
Powell concluded his unofficial visit by meeting head coach Tim DeRuyter. The Bulldogs' staff told him they really like his game and will continue to recruit him going forward.
"I met all the coaches," Powell said. "The last coach I met was coach DeRuyter. I thought he was just a real good guy, a nice personality. Pretty much all the coaches were like that… Recruiting, they said they like me a lot. They're going to continue to recruit me and evaluate me."
The Arizona prospect holds offers from Colorado State and Nevada along with Fresno State. He also has interest from Air Force, Kansas State and San Diego State. Powell says he may take an unofficial visit to Colorado State in two weeks. Powell says he will choose the school that he feels most comfortable at.
"Mainly just the place I feel comfortable and which one's coaches make me feel the most welcome," Powell said. "Which school I feel the program is going in the right direction."
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