USC, Florida Stand Out for Powell

While Ronald Powell is still wide open, he admits that he has been impressed with arguably the top two programs in college football, the USC Trojans and Florida Gators. "The stand out schools are USC and Florida, most definitely, but I really don't know where I am going right now," he said.

With 20-plus offers from some of the top football programs from across the country, Moreno Valley (CA) Rancho Verde defensive end Ronald Powell is one of the most sought after players in the state of California.

With great speed and athleticism to go along with a 6-foot-4, 250-pound frame, it's no secret why so many college coaches are lining up to offer the talented prospect.

"Recruiting has been busy. I have come from the bottom to being a big time guy, getting offers from schools like USC, Tennessee and Florida," Powell said. "I pretty much can pick where I want to go."

While Powell is still wide open, he admits that he has been impressed with arguably the top two programs in college football, the USC Trojans and Florida Gators.

"The stand out schools are USC and Florida, most definitely, but I really don't know where I am going right now," Powell said. "I am definitely going to take all five visits.

"The SEC is competitive and big time football, just like USC."

Powell, who recorded 60 tackles and 13 sacks as a junior, likes the high-energy approach that the USC coaches and players bring to the field.

"I like the coaching staff for one, and I like their team," Powell said. "They come out here and compete whether they are banged up or not banged up; they are going to go to the fullest."

USC assistant coach Brennan Carroll is handling the recruitment of the four-star defensive end and the two have become very close.

"BC is great. Like I said, he is kind of like my next door neighbor," Powell said with a laugh. "I can call him up anytime and talk about anything that is going on. He is a great guy and like a friend to me."

Powell's former high school teammate, Tyron Smith, is currently a sophomore at USC and on track to become the starting right tackle, and the chance to compete against Smith everyday in practice is another reason USC stands out.

"He is one of the greatest players that is going to play this game of football at that offensive tackle spot," Powell said. "For me to have the pleasure to go against him and compete against him, I might come out on top and be one of the great players too."

Powell plans to attend the USC Rising Stars Camp this summer.

Stay tuned to SCPlaybook.com for updates on Ronald Powell throughout the recruiting process.


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