Powell In No Rush

Cornell Powell is working on finishing his sophomore year strong right now and he is not caught up in recruiting. The 4-Star wide receiver already has six scholarship offers and he knows he still has plenty of time to figure things out…

Ole Miss was the first school to offer Cornell Powell and that was back during the playoffs in 2013.

Since the Rebels pulled the trigger, Clemson, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and North Carolina State have done the same.

Who could be next? Maybe Duke. Maybe Miami. Both of those ACC programs have shown a lot of interest in the 6-foot-1, 190 pound wideout. But in recruiting, surprise offers happen often, so the next offer could come from a school Powell has yet to hear from.

He is OK with that because he is still only a sophomore.

"I am still just weighing my options," said Powell. "I have some nice offers and I want to see who else offers. I may start thinking about top schools after my junior season, but that is not coming soon. I am just being patient right now."

Out of the six schools that have offered Powell, he has visited three of those. The Greenville (N.C.) Rose star wideout has taken in a game at ECU and he has also visited the Tar Heels and the Wolfpack.

"At N.C. State, I was there for a spring practice and I really liked the coaches. I think the coaches there will be turning that program around. I like the way they direct their players and I liked their facilities a lot too.

"When I visited UNC, it was for a Junior Day and it was a good visit. I really like the campus there and it is overall a great school. The atmosphere was nice and I plan to get back there.

"East Carolina is right down the road from my house, so I know a lot of people there. I like how the coaches treat the players there, I like how it is easy to get to, and I liked it there a lot."

Growing up, Powell was a fan of Alabama because of its success. "They win, they win, they win," said Powell about the Crimson Tide. He has not heard from Nick Saban's program yet.

Powell wants to get out and show some schools his talent this summer. Clemson (offer), Florida State, and Georgia are three of the schools he plans to camp at. He has been timed in the 40 yard dash at 4.45 seconds, so when you combine that with his playmaking ability and size, Scout expects more offers to arrive in the coming months.

The wide receiver he looks up to is Sammy Watkins, the former Clemson wide receiver who was selected at No. 4 by the Buffalo Bills in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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