Powell Talks Visit

Joe Powell was one of the very first commitments for the Sooners 2010 recruiting efforts, and this past weekend he was able to take his official visit to check out the campus. Check out the update to hear Powell's thoughts on the experience.

It's fair to say that Joseph Powell, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound wide receiver from Skyline High in Dallas (Texas) had a wonderful time in Norman on his official visit.

"It was one the best experiences I ever experienced in my life," Powell exclaimed! "It was just crazy man, that's just how it was."

He hung out a lot with his host on the visit, freshman offensive lineman Josh Aladenoye, who is also from Texas.

"He is real cool," Powell said. "He told me everything, He told me everything about Schmidtty (OU Director of Sports Enhancement Jerry Schmidt) and how he gets you ready to play at your best."

The Sooners pulled out to a quick 28-6 lead over Kansas State on Saturday, but the Wildcats surged back to narrow the lead to five at one point, but Powell was still impressed with how the team played and the atmosphere in the stadium for the game.

"The team played good," Powell reported. "That stuff just happens it is the Big 12 because of how good all of the teams are. You don't know what can happen."

Scout.com five-star quarterback Blake Bell was in attendance at the game on Saturday as well. Powell and Bell have struck up a friendship and they may even be planning on rooming together next year.

That is if California native Tony Jefferson does not commit to OU and talk him in to rooming with him instead.

"I think he is going to be my roommate when I get there or this dude named Tony (Jefferson) from California. He wanted to be my roommate too. OU has got a really good shot at him, like for real. That kid is a beast."

Last year about this time of year Powell's teammate Steve Williams switched his verbal commitment from Oklahoma to California, so there is no wonder that fans who follow recruiting are a bit nervous when it comes to the recruitment of Joe Powell.

But Powell wanted to deliver a message for those that have concerns.

"Steve is Steve and I am Joe Powell. When I committed that's where I wanted to go. You know what I am saying?"


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