It led to an offer from Duke, and the 5-foot-9, 195-pound running back is hoping it gets him more interest from other schools.
"It's just a little bit here and there," Powell said. "It's light weight, here and there. I'm getting some mail, some email, but it's not a bunch. It's not as much as I want it to be. I think I'm still on their radar. They told me they were probably going to pick up two or three running backs this year. They're probably going to come in later."
Powell is content to let his recruitment take a slow course.
Although he is contemplating several visits, there is only one school definitely on his visit list.
"I only know one, for sure, that I'm going to take," Powell said. "It's to Vanderbilt. I want to take at least three, at a minimum. I don't know the other schools yet."
The offer from Duke came quickly – "I know a little bit about them, but not a lot. I'll definitely look at Duke," he said – and Powell admitted he has been hit with loads of attention after his performance, including "double the mail."
"I think having a performance like that will increase your stock value a lot," he said. "Having good games against nationally-ranked teams, you can add even more on it. That's what I'm hoping to do, and show all the scouts what I really can do."