Powers visiting Nebraska tomorrow

He's 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds and he may be the nation's best defensive end. He will also be in Lincoln, Nebr. for an unofficial visit tomorrow.

He's a great combination of size, speed and strength at the defensive end position. Will Powers has what college football teams are looking for in a speed rush, defensive end.

Powers was a first team all-area and a second team all-state selection as a junior last year. Although he has double-digit offers expect his popularity to only grow.

He put in a great performance at the Palo Alto Nike camp. He ran a sub-4.4/40, did 20 reps at 185 pounds on the benchpress and had a 32 inch vertical jump. He demonstrated why the nation's best schools are offering.

Powers also attended a one-day camp at USC. It was the first time that he had been to USC and he didn't really see the campus.

"I just went to the one-day camp and only saw the practice fields. That was about it," Powers said. USC hasn't offered Powers and it doesn't seem like he is anticipating a Trojan offer.

"We sort of parted paths I guess you could say. The feelings were mutual so I have decided to focus on different things."

Despite not having their offer Powers is currently holding 13 offers. "I don't know who my favorites are right now. I have like a top nine, but I don't have a top five right now."

There are clearly two areas that Powers is evaluating these schools at. The first is academics and the second is the athletics. Both of them are equally important to Powers as he is just as good in the classroom as he is on the field. He carries a 3.6 GPA and scored a 1240 on his SAT.

Those different things have begun with some quick rounds of unofficial visits. Powers, a pre-season All-American selection, will be visiting Nebraska tomorrow. He is holding an offer from the Huskers.

"I leave tomorrow for Nebraska and the following weekend I think that I am going to Notre Dame."

Powers admits that the support that the football team receives at Nebraska stand out to him. "They sell out every game and it's tough to get tickets for their games. You really have to know somebody to get tickets. I've never been there, but I can tell that would be a great experience for anyone."

Coach Wagner has been the coach that has been writing Powers from Nebraska. Coach Wagner was also out to evaluate Powers. Will has also been speaking to the defensive line coach for Nebraska, Coach John Blake.

Powers plans on looking deep on academic faculty and the academic support that the school offers the student-athlete. He is also looking at the coaching staff and the city and area surrounding the school that is in support of what the football team and the athletic programs are trying to accomplish.

He is hoping that through some of the unofficial visits that he will see some things that he likes and he will be able to put some teams on the list for his official visits. "I am looking for some things to stand out and make the process a lot easier."

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