Powell Says Two Schools Lead

The #7-ranked defensive end in the country, Ronald Powell, from Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde, spent one day at the UCLA Three-Day Camp last week. He gave it to us straight about where UCLA stands in his recruitment and the schools leading for him...

Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde defensive end Ronald Powell is one of the elite prospects nationally, a five-star defensive end by Scout.com.

Powell was one of many dual-campers last week, who were at both UCLA and USC, and Powell was doing it coming off a trip down to Florida, where he camped with the Gators.

His decision to attend UCLA's camp was a last minute one, and he only camped for one day, but he left a big impression.

"I thought I did real good there at UCLA," said Powell. "Coach (Wayne) Moses asked me to come and I worked with Coach (Todd) Howard and they said they loved what they saw."

Powell, who owns an offer from the Bruins, said he enjoyed his quick trip to Westwood. "It's a nice campus and a nice area," said Powell.

But for Powell, it's still a two-horse race, at least at this point, for his services. "I'm still feeling Florida and USC," said Powell. "Those are my two leaders."

Powell was in the Swamp two weeks ago. "That camp was real nice and I got to work with a lot of good coaches," said Powell. "They've won a lot of national championships because of them."

Then late last week, Powell was at USC's Rising Stars Camp, working as a defensive end on Wednesday, and as a linebacker on Thursday. "I'm cool with either one," said Powell. "I just want to play and I'll do whatever gets me on the field."

Powell also dabbled at tight end, scoring a touchdown during 7-on-7. "My coaches said I could be a tight end if I wanted to, but defense is where I want to be," said Powell.

Powell said at this point, he's got no real timetable of when he'll make his decision.

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