Oregon Coaches Visit Lakewood

Lakewood High in Lakewood, Calif. is known for churning out top flight football talent over the years. The upcoming crop of soon-to-be alumni from Lakewood is no different as Scout.com three-star wide receiver Darius Powe is one of a handful of players being courted by some of the nation's top programs.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?

"I think so. I'm not positive on that. I think they told me about it, but I don't know if it's for sure or not."

What kind of contact have you had with Oregon since the recruiting process started for you?

"I've been in contact with coach Don Pellum. Coach Scott Frost, he came to my school and our spring practice."

Was that your first time meeting coach Frost?

"Yes sir."

How often would you say that you're in contact with coach Pellum?

"That's kind of died down, but I'm gonna try and talk to the receivers coach now that I got his name and stuff. I'm gonna talk to coach Frost more often now."

Was coach Frost there to see any of your other teammates?

"I think maybe Malik (Gilmore) too."

What is your overall interest in Oregon at this point?

"It's pretty high. I like the area. I went up there for a passing league, so I like the area and the people seem like they're big fans. I also like the offense...they get the ball to their playmakers."

Are you coming up to Oregon for the passing league this year?

"Yeah, I signed up for it like two weeks ago...I think it's in Eugene. It's the Nike one."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"I think I try to play big. I'm a big body and I use my height and my jumping ability the best."

Is there anyone at the collegiate or professional level that you try to pattern your game after at all?

"Calvin Johnson."

What are you looking for in a program?

"I'm looking at the offense and if they pass the ball a lot and how many receiver they recruit. I'm also looking to see if (the team) is like a family and the academics are good and stuff like that."

Have you given any thought as to what you might want to study when you get to college?

"Oh yeah, I want to study engineering right now."

What offers do you currently hold right now from other schools?

"I have the Pac-12 -- not all of them, but most of them. I think I have Cal, I think Stanford, Arizona, Oregon State, UCLA, Colorado and I think that's about it. It's something like that."

Do you have a favorites list out of the schools that have offered or that you think might be close to offering?

"I'm hoping USC will offer, but I don't know yet. I don't have any favorites really. I'm gonna try and do my research and narrow it down."

What camps and visits have you taken and do you have any travel plans for the summer?

"I went to the Cal Junior Day and Arizona State's Junior Day. Camps: I think I'm gonna go to Rising Stars at USC and then the Oregon thing and I might do the Gridiron Kings too. That's pretty much it for camps and stuff like that. I'm just gonna take my time and focus on practice at Lakewood."

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