Powell happy to stay home

Brandon Powell committed to Tennessee earlier this summer, but after spending a lot of time on the Miami campus, the Deerfield Beach (Fla.) athlete just couldn't resist the chance to stay home.

Though he'd committed to Tennessee this summer, South Florida standout Brandon Powell had really been bonding with the Miami coaching staff. The Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, FL) standout was able to spend time in Miami because it's close to home, and that played a big part in his choice.

"I went down to UM to meet with Coach Hurlie Brown a couple of times just because it was right down the street and I didn't have anything to do. He was telling me how they were going to switch up the offense and how they were going to use me. I went to the scrimmage last weekend and saw what they were talking about and how they really used Duke (Johnson) and the other running back," he said.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound athlete was recruited by Tennessee as a wideout, but deep down, he wanted to be a running back at the next level.

"I thought it was the best fit for me and that's why I switched it up, because I always wanted to play running back."

After that scrimmage, he talked it over with his family and decided to make the switch. He's happy to be staying home and especially glad his family will get to come to his games.

"I'm excited, my grandma, she's happy, because she won't miss another game. She comes to every game, so now she has the chance to come to all my home games and watch me play. My whole family can get down there too, so I'm pretty excited," he said.

Powell says he's done thinking about his recruitment and he's happy with his Miami decision.

"I'm done with recruiting, I'm not going to switch it up any more, this is my final decision. Coach Golden and Coach Hurlie Brown told me to go ahead and take those five visits. A kid like me who never experiences the travel, so they just told me to go ahead and take those five visits," he said.

"I'm graduating in December so I probably won't take all five, I'll just take like two, just to go see something new, see a couple of college games. I know my first one I'm going to take to UM."

Stay tuned to FOX Sports NEXT for more on Brandon Powell's recruitment leading up to National Signing Day.

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