Powell Visits UNC, Talks With Staff

During his unofficial visit to North Carolina two weekends ago, Tydreke Powell was unable to speak to UNC coaches about his official visit situation, including the possibility of not taking one to Chapel Hill. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound defensive tackle headed back to Chapel Hill on Saturday to attend the game and chat with the staff

"I talked to them," said Powell. "They were talking about doing something after the season sometime during basketball season. I said ‘We'll see,' but they suggested that I take [an official visit to UNC].

"I haven't decided yet [if I will take one to UNC], but if I do it would be after the season during basketball season."

Thus far, Powell only has an official visit scheduled with Penn State (October 14th against Michigan), but is working on dates with both Miami and Florida. Along with UNC, he is strongly considering Auburn, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech for the remaining two spots.

Powell, who once again enjoyed the atmosphere of Kenan Stadium, blamed mishaps for North Carolina's 35-10 loss to Virginia Tech.

"They did ok, but it was just too many mistakes," said Powell. "They just got to get it together. People don't understand that they played a tough team in Virginia Tech."

Powell doesn't plan to attend any games this coming Saturday and doesn't expect to be in Chapel Hill until possibly the Tar Heels' showdown with rival N.C. State on November 18th.

"I just want to go to that [because] it's a real big game," said Powell. "And I just want to see how they play N.C. State."

Powell continues to dominate on Friday nights as his Ahoskie (N.C.) Hertford County squad is undefeated with a 4-0 record. The Bears have a big challenge Friday against Rocky Mount (N.C.) Senior. Last Friday against Rocky Mount (N.C.) Northern Nash, Powell totaled 12 tackles and two and a half sacks.

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