4-star OL Dontae Powell Taking Care of Business

Mar. 31 -- Richland (Wash.) offensive lineman Dontae Powell is getting what he needs to get done in the classroom and is hopeful that will help his recruitment take off this spring...

Richland (Wash.) offensive lineman Dontae Powell (6-5, 315) has three offers already.


Powell, though, is taking care of what he needs to in the classroom and he thinks once that is all shored up, more offers will be coming in.

"My grades were low, I'll admit it," said Powell.  "That's why a lot of colleges haven't offered.  But I took summer school last summer and my GPA is up and I'm working hard.  I should have way more offers when my grades are set because I've worked hard to bring my GPA up.  That's why I'm willing to wait."

Powell has offers from Colorado StateWyoming and Washington State but a handful of other schools are steadily staying in contact.

"I'm talking with Oregon a lot, with Coach (David) Yost, I'm talking with Coach (Adrian) Klemm at UCLA and with ArizonaNotre DameOregon State and Washington."

Washington State has been recruiting Powell the hardest.

"Coach (Clay) McGuire is recruiting me at Washington State and they were my first offer so I have a lot of interest in them," said Powell.

Powell wants to visit Washington State this spring and hopes to get down to Oregon and Oregon State and is also hopeful to see UCLA and Arizona too.

"I'm open to any college, close or far, but I do like the ones closer to home," said Powell.

Powell doesn't want to make a decision any time soon, choosing to wait for a while to allow for more offers to come in.

"I do want to see more offers, so it might be at the end of my football season or after when I'll decide," said Powell.

Powell plans to camp at The Opening Seattle regional in May.

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