Powe Planning His Visits

Lakewood (Calif.) receiver Darius Powe talks about his top five, upcoming visits, and more...

Lakewood (Calif.) receiver Darius Powe informs Scout.com that his list of top five has remained intact.

"It's Oregon State, Michigan, Utah, Miami, and UCLA," he shares.

Powe explained what it is that's standing out about each program.

Oregon State: "I like the coaches and the opportunity to play early."

Michigan: "I like the tradition of the receivers going to the NFL and their offense."

Utah: "I like the coaches, the offense, and it's kind of close."

Miami: "Wide receivers have a good opportunity to go to the NFL from there."

UCLA: "Close to home, opportunity to start early, and I like the coaches."

While he claims that no one is in the lead at this stage, he does point out that it's Oregon State and Utah who he's hearing from most and has developed the strongest relationship with thus far.

Though he's set on not naming any schools standing out of the five, he does reveal which coach he's closest with.

"Oregon State's Coach (Brent) Brennen, he's in the lead," Powe divulges.

And it's not just the Beavers' coaching staff recruiting the wide receiver to OSU.

"I really like playing with Malik," Powe shares of his relationship with teammate and Oregon State commit, Malik Gilmore. "He's saying to make the right choice and lean towards Oregon State."

The two are planning an official visit to Corvallis together to watch the Beavers take on the Washington Huskies on Saturday, November 19th.

Powe will be taking official visits to all five of his favorite schools this season, with UCLA being the latest of the bunch.

"I'll probably do UCLA last because it's the easiest," he says.

What specifically will he be looking for on each of his trips?

"Just the school, how they get ready for football games, the classes, what the campus looks like, what kind of area it's in, and the atmosphere during the game," he shares.

Location will not factor in to this decision.

"I don't mind leaving home or staying close to home," says Powe. "It doesn't matter to me."

The receiver plans to make an announcement at The UnderArmour All-American Game.

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