Powell: 'It was Great'

Scout.com four-star prospect Tydreke Powell made his expected unofficial visit to Chapel Hill over the weekend for North Carolina's season opener against Rutgers.

"It was great," said Powell. "I didn't spend the night; I just spent a little extra time there afterwards.

"I was just looking around and looking to see how the fans were – they were great.

"Other than that, I enjoyed the game. It was a close game and they could have come out with the win."

Before the game, Powell, a 6-foot-4 295-pound defensive tackle from Ahoskie (N.C.) Hertford County, spent time with head coach John Bunting and his primary recruiter, Kenny Browning.

"I told them they looked good," said Powell. "We really didn't get into recruiting stuff."

With so much going on the last few days (unofficial to Chapel Hill, game postponed, etc.), Powell has yet to finalize his listing of the five schools he will officially visit. However, he has brought some clarity to the situation.

"Those five are the schools that I want to really see and I just can't get there easily," said Powell. "I probably won't include [North] Carolina and N.C. State in that list, but I'm very interested in them. I've been to both [in-state] schools a lot and can go there any time like I did this past weekend."

Powell, who has already named Penn State and Miami as schools he plans to officially visit, has made an addition to his list of official trips.

"Florida, I'm going to definitely make an official visit there, also," said Powell.

PSU is the only school that Powell has scheduled an official date with – October 14th against Michigan.

This weekend, Powell is considering either a return to Chapel Hill for the Tar Heels' ACC opener against Virginia Tech or a trip to Raleigh for N.C. State's bout with Akron.

A day before that, Powell and Hertford County host Rocky Mount (N.C.) Northern Nash. Powell, who has contributed to Hertford County's 3-0 start, recorded 20 tackles and two sacks Monday in a postponed game against Washington (N.C.).

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