DETROIT – With his season now complete, Detroit Cass Tech 2017 safety Jaylen Kelly-Powell took some time to reflect on his junior campaign on Friday, noting he has a lot to improve on as he makes his move towards his senior year at Cass.
“I got to get better at attacking the ball more,” Kelly-Powell said on Friday at his off-season workout. “I made so may tackles. I worked on my technique improved each and everyday.”
At 6-foot-1, 180-pounds, Kelly-Powell already holds notable offers from Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Stanford among others.
He has already been on numerous trips to U-M for campus visits, and when asked what Michigan’s recruiting pitch has been lately, Kelly-Powell made it clear how the Wolverine coaching staff felt about him.
“They really want me,” Kelly-Powell said of Michigan, adding what he likes about the Wolverines. “They are coming back. They took the same players and changed the team around. I really like that.”
And when he does watch U-M play, he admits he’s keeping a watchful eye on fellow Cass Tech alumni on defense in Delano Hill and Jourdan Lewis.
“Always looking at Delano (Hill) and Jourdan (Lewis) all the time,” Kelly-Powell said. “I’m watching J.D. doing his thing. He’s always working on his technique; he’s a technique guy. Delano is coming up making tackles and everything, which I like.”
Kelly-Powell says David Dawson, another Cass alumni, is his main contact on the team he looks to for advice.
“He just says go where my heart tells me and to keep up the good work,” Kelly-Powell said.
Ohio State is anther school coming on strong for Kelly-Powell’s services, and he says he would like to grow his relationship with the Buckeyes.
“Right now, just spend time with the players,” he said of OSU. “I just want to get a feel for the coaches and the players.”
Currently, Kelly-Powell has no visits line up and no commitment timeline. He says he would like to take west cost trip to see Stanford, USC, Cal and UCLA this summer, if possible.