Unofficial Visit Opens Up Doors

Tuesday afternoon Tydreke Powell made his first true non-North Carolina unofficial visit of his recruitment. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive tackle from Ahoskie (N.C.) Hertford County absolutely left impressed.

Tuesday afternoon Tydreke Powell made his first true non-North Carolina unofficial visit of his recruitment. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive tackle from Ahoskie (N.C.) Hertford County absolutely left impressed.

"Everything went great man" said Powell. "They have a great campus, they got a great football building, they got great guys – me and Willie [Young] were joking like we were best friends, and Coach [Chuck] Amato, he's a great guy – I talked to him for like 45 minutes."

During Powell's conversation with Coach Amato, they talked more than just football, but there was definitely a strong focus on Amato's track record with defensive lineman – most notably Mario Williams, who is expected to be a top ten selection in April's NFL.

"He was just telling me about the defensive lineman he put in the NFL," said Powell. "He said that he really believed if I would come [to N.C. State], he's pretty sure he'd put me in the League."

A well-known North Carolina lean, the visit has definitely loosened the Tar Heels' grip on Powell.

"[The visit] just opened the door for other schools," said Powell. "I like more schools and stuff like that. It's not just all about Carolina like it was. But like I said, Carolina is still on the top."

Things should continue to open up for Powell as the addition of new scholarship offers seems never ending.

"Coach [Greg] Watford got the letter today, I got an offer from Georgia," said Powell.

The Bulldogs added their name to an offers list that already included Auburn, East Carolina, Florida State, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

Friday Powell will unofficially visit Auburn, and then camp at North Carolina, N.C. State, and Miami during the summer.


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