Powers looking at four and five potentially

One of the most sought after defensive ends in the nation is thinking about Nebraska. At 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds the thoughts of such a player that runs a 4.5/40 bring back thoughts of Grant Wistrom, Mike Rucker and Jared Tomich to Husker fans.

One of the most impressive things about this year's Huskers is the pass rush and renewed pressure by an active defensive line. Will Powers is being recruited to possibly find his way into that rotation and write his own legacy at Nebraska instead of following in footsteps.

San Mateo (Calif.) Junipero Serra High School is off to a good start and a 2-0 record. For Will, he has had a chance to showcase his talents early and is making the most of his senior year so far.

"I don't keep track of my stats. I've been doing pretty good," Powers said. "The phone has been ringing all the time here. I hear from Stanford, Cal, Oregon and Nebraska each week."

Official visits aren't something that Will has got around to setting up yet. His concentration on the season is in the front of his mind. An early commitment is not something that Powers had envisioned either.

"No, the only thing that I may consider is in case I go on some visit and I love the visit before I take all of my planned visits. That would be the only time."

Although nothing is etched in stone in terms of his official visits there are some schools that Powers has been eyeing as potential candidates. "I actually have a top four and maybe five."

"It depends if Michigan comes in (an offer). Mainly all those five are candidates. I really only have three weekends to take official visits. I think that there is one in December and two in January. Out of those five I will probably visit three. The other four are Stanford, Cal, Oregon and Nebraska."

One team noticeably absent from his list is Notre Dame. It was thought following his unofficial to South Bend this summer that Notre Dame may have assumed the lead and was in the driver seat for Powers' services.

As of right now Michigan hasn't offered Powers, but it seems that one could be on the horizon. Without the Michigan offer he is standing at 13 written offers.

At this point, Powers is calling the potential schools for official visits his top five. Out of that top five he is planning on taking visits to three schools. Powers had a chance to take unofficials to every school in his top five except for Michigan.

"It's kind of tough for me to rank the visits. I liked them all. That is why they made my top list. I can't really put one above the other right now. They're all different. It's the age-old thing of comparing apples to oranges. It's not a clear cut thing that there is a number to go by to rank each visit."

Powers is looking at academics first when it comes to picking out a school. While it doesn't matter if a team this year is heading to the national championship game it would help. He will however take a look at the team and see if he feels that they are headed in the right direction.

Powers is in Coach Dennis Wagner's area and he also speaks with his potential line coach, John Blake.


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