Bama prospect looking at Vanderbilt, two others

This highly-regarded prospect from Alabama talks about his visits and when he plans on making a decision.

Decatur, Ala.—-Auburn, Alabama or Vanderbilt may get an early Christmas present this year as one of the Alabama's top prospects says that he may make his decision before the holiday to get the recruiting process behind him.

Standout cornerback Jerraud Powers from Decatur High School has been high on many the lists of many colleges since he burst on the scene with a strong junior campaign. He says that after taking visits to both the Commodores and Crimson Tide already and with a trip to Auburn scheduled this coming weekend he'll be ready to make a decision.

"I visited Alabama this weekend and it went pretty good," Powers tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "My player host was Juwan Garth. I liked the people and the town. I'm coming to Auburn this weekend. I kind of like the same things with them. They've got good people and I like the coaching staff.

"That will be my last visit and hopefully I'll have a decision before Christmas," he adds. I'm just looking for the place I feel the most comfortable."

Jerraud Powers

One of the top high school seniors in the state of Alabama, the 5-9, 185-pound Powers helped Decatur to a 9-3 record in 2004 before falling in the second round of the playoffs. Although his numbers weren't as good as his junior year when he had 46 tackles, four interceptions and two forced fumbles, his play was good enough to get him in the running for one of the top awards in Alabama.

Every year the Alabama Sportswriters Association honors the top back and top lineman in each classification in the state. This year the award will be announced on Dec. 15 at a banquet in Birmingham and Powers is among the three finalists for the 6A Back of the Year. Powers is up against Hoover quarterback Jarod Bryant and Pelham wide receiver Montez Billings.

Powers is currently playing basketball for Decatur and his team is 3-2 on the young season. Top Stories