Dorial Green-Beckham, Scout.com's No. 1 ranked wide receiver prospect, has traveled down to Austin this weekend, giving the Longhorns a chance to roll out the red carpet for one of the nation's top players.
"He's one of the more physically developed kids that I've ever come across," Powers said. "When I went to see him last year, he already looked like an NFL player. In one year's time, he's continued to work on, and improve his physical stature.
"(Green-Beckham) is somebody who, skill wise, looks like he was born to catch deep passes," Powers said. "He has great ball skills. The easy comparison to throw out there is Randy Moss, and maybe you could even toss in Larry Fitzgerald. He's big, long and really super athletic. He can go up over the top with a great vertical jump."
Powers said his skill set is demonstrative of a basketball player, which is appropriate because Green-Beckham started off on the hardwood.
"He's got ups," Powers said. "Another player you could compare him to is a more athletic, more skilled version of Jermaine Gresham. He's raw from a developmental perspective, but I think that only makes his upside that much brighter."
While Green-Beckham's skill set is obvious to anybody flipping on his video, Powers said his recruitment would play out more behind closed doors.
"I think that if anybody told you that they knew what was going on, outside of his circle of trust, they would be lying to you," Powers said. "I always felt like three schools stood out: Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas, partially because he always kind of gave out that inclination that he wanted to stay close to the Springfield area.
"But since he's really delved into the recruiting process, I think some doors have been opened that maybe he wasn't expecting," Powers said. "I don't know that there's any one clear-cut school for me that he's leaning towards. I always thought he was an Oklahoma lean, but I don't know that that's necessarily the case any longer.