Signee Update: Tydreke Powell

While most senior football players use the spring season to play baseball or run track, Tydreke Powell decided to do something different and went out for golf.

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  • "He shot in the low 100s, which is good for a 300-pounder who's never played golf before," said Greg Watford, Ahoskie (N.C.) Hertford County's head football coach.

    Additionally, Powell, a 6-foot-4 305-pound defensive tackle, participated in track, where he qualified for the Regional Track Meet in the shot put. He also ran the 100-meter dash with a best time of 12.6 seconds.

    Through it all, Powell has been working hard in the weight room preparing for his college career at North Carolina, the school he signed with in February.

    "He's now on the [North] Carolina workout," said Watford. "They sent him their booklet and he's doing their workout now, which is real similar to what we're doing anyway. It's a full body workout; it's a lot of reps and he's getting some aerobic work in."

    Academically, Powell has not yet qualified.

    "He's very close if he's not there already," said Watford. "I was talking to Carolina, they seem to think that everything's right on course. We're waiting to get his ACT score back now. He had gotten a lot closer with his SAT score."

    Powell, who maintains a high core grade point-average, is scheduled to retake the SAT in June, if necessary.

    If everything falls into place, Powell will arrive in Chapel Hill on June 12th.

    He is expected to make an impact at UNC as soon as he hits the practice field.

    "They're expecting him to get in the rotation on the d-line," said Watford.

    While Watford believes Powell is big enough to play nose tackle, he expects Powell will be a three-technique tackle.

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