Providence Day Coach Keith Flynn confirmed this for Inside Carolina Wednesday morning.
"Cori was offered about two weeks ago by North Carolina," Flynn said. "He went to their one-day camp. He was also offered by Maryland. Other schools recruiting Powell included Clemson, Duke, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest."
Powell stands 6-2, weighs 225 and has been clocked at 4.50 in the 40-yard dash.
"He's got a big motor," Flynn added. "He is just relentless on every play. He would be on the quarterback all the time. I think North Carolina is recruiting him both as a LB and a FB. He is an excellent blocker as a fullback."
Powell earned honors by being selected All-State and All-Conference. He was the leading tackler (approximately 100) and lead the team in sacks.
He is ranked No. 17 in the state in Miller Safrit's N.C. Top 30 rankings.