Athlete Carvin Powell has all the tools to be a success at the college level. The 6-foot-3, 200 pound prospect has been receiving a lot of mail throughout the recruiting process and is now listing five schools as favorites.
Powell's Chesapeake (Va.) Great Bridge squad won their first game of the season 34-12 last week. Despite facing double teams throughout the game, Powell managed to grab four balls for 30 yards and a touchdown. He has since helped his team to a 3-0 start and his versatility has caught the attention of several division coaches. Powell has the potential to play safety or wide receiver and he boasts a trio of scholarship offers thus far.
Powell said he currently holds scholarship pledges from Army, Ball State and East Carolina, and he's hoping strong performances early in the season translate into more scholarships.
"I haven't talked to any coaches on the phone recently but I've been getting mail," Powell said. "I've gotten stuff from NC State, West Virginia, Marshall, ECU, Ball State, Clemson and UVA. Those are the main ones for now.
"I would say I have some favorites right now. They would be ECU, NC State, West Virginia, Clemson and UNC.
"I was able to watch NC State's game against South Carolina and it was pretty bad. I talked to the defensive coordinator (Mike Archer) when he came down and he explained the defense to me. He said I could come in and play, since I'm a safety. I could cover well for them and help against the run. They run the same defense as us. I'm going to send them some film.
"East Carolina runs the same defense as us, too. They're recruiting me to play both positions, actually. They like me as a safety and a wide receiver as well. They like my speed and I'm a big receiver.
"West Virginia's offense is pretty spectacular. I love the spread and how they use their receivers. They motion them and I like the routes they run. They have some tricky plays.
"With Clemson, I like how they use their safeties. Their safeties tend to get a lot of tackles and really make plays.
"North Carolina ... I like their receiving corps. They like outside receivers and that's what I am. They really set the plays for those guys and they get the ball a lot."
Powell does not yet know when he will make his decision. He has not set up any official visits but hopes to do so in the coming weeks.
Powell is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 88 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com