Powell One of Cali's Top Safety Prospects

Upland (Calif.) has gotten off to a slow start this season, to put it mildly but one player who has impressed early on is 2015 safety Kameron Powell...

Kameron Powell is a 2015 Scout 300 member and one of the state's top safety prospects. He transferred from nearby Rancho Cucamonga in the off-season and is already one of the leaders of the team. At 5-foot-11, 180-pounds, Powell is a physical player, loves to hit and has good cover skills as well.

After taking it on the chin two weeks ago against a very good Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei team, Upland was blown out again this past Saturday against Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian. Powell stood out with several big hits but was far from satisfied.

"This is very frustrating," Powell said following the game. "I came from a winning program last year and I really can't believe this is happening. We need to pick it up in practice and get better as a team. That's the problem, we're not playing as a team right now.

"We had all these transfers coming in and we're just not playing as a unit, we're just a bunch of individuals. We need to come together and connect and I'm confident we will. We'll get it together and by the end of the year, we should be clicking. I really want to win, having a good game isn't enough for me, I'm a winner and I want to get a W."

On the recruiting front, Powell has offers from Oregon State and Washington and is hearing from several other programs as well.

"I just got a handwritten letter from Auburn," Powell said. "I've also gotten letters from just about every Pac 12 school and some Big 12 schools as well. I went to the UCLA- Nevada game two weeks ago and I'm going to go to some USC games as well.

"Chris Hawkins (USC) and Tahaan Goodman (UCLA) are my boys so I want to go see those guys play. I want to get out and watch a game at Oregon State and Washington if I can too. Honestly, I'm not even worried about recruiting right now, I'm worried about our team. I want to find a team that fits me, I like to tackle and hit so I'll be looking for a team that fits my style but again, that's on the backburner right now."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 16 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
Twitter | E-Mail |

Bruin Report Online Top Stories