On Saturday, Detroit Cass Tech 2017 safety Jaylen Kelly-Powell made his way to Michigan for another on campus visit. It gave him another opportunity to meet with U-M’s coaching staff – and most importantly – it gave his family a chance to see what Michigan is all about.
“I liked it a lot,” he said of his visit. “Me, my mom and my granddad went up to Michigan. Coach Jackson and Coach Zordich showed me the press technique on defense plying safety and playing corner. Other than that, we ate barbecue and spent time with the team.
“[My family] liked it a lot,” he said. “I think [the coaches] kind of bonded with my granddad and my mom. [My family] just wants to see more of the campus [next time].”
Currently, Kelly-Powell has notable offers Michigan, Northwestern and Duke among others. While no decision is near, he says education will play a major factor in his recruitment, and that’s where Michigan stands out, he says.
“Education at Michigan is sticking out,” he said. “They have the top business school in the country. That’s what’s really sticking out to me.”
Also, his relationship with the coaching staff is something of note.
“I just want to keep building my relationship with Coach Jackson, Coach Zordich, Coach Wheatley, Coach Partridge – everybody,” he said.”
Upcoming, Kelly-Powell says he will going on some campus visits with his high school team, however, he doesn’t have a plan yet on which schools he will be attending. He did note that he would like to visit Vanderbilt.
In the meantime, he says his focus s to lead Cass Tech to another state title this season.
“My mind set is to just win everything,” he said.