Powdrell emerges from JC scene

Ryan Powdrell is a 6-1, 235-pound linebacker prospect from Saddleback (Calif.) College, and the former Mission Viejo product is enjoying his second season in the JC ranks. He signed with Fresno State out of high school but didn't qualify academically. Now that he's taking care of business in the classroom, he's also looking into where he can start his college ball the second time around.

"Wherever I transfer to, I'll play inside or outside," Powdrell told TheInsiders.com. It doesn't matter to me." With a 4.5 40, 35-inch vertical jump and 20 reps of 225 pounds at a recent combine under his belt, Ryan is sure to make an impact either way. He was named the Orange County player of the week for his work against Chaffey, racking up a whopping 19 tackles, and an interception for good measure. Last year he had 105 tackles, 3 sacks and four interceptions, leading to all-conference honors.

He was also named MVP of their bowl game.

How is recruiting going for Ryan? "I'm talking to USC, Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Oklahoma, LSU, Marshall, Kentucky and Hawaii," he said. "There are rumors going around that USC, Washington and Oregon might be close to offering me." His only current offer is courtesy of BYU.

He doesn't have any official visits set up yet. He'll graduate in the spring of 2004 and be available that fall with 3 years to play 2.

Dan Cozzetto is the coach recruiting Powdrell for the Huskies. "He says that they are supposed to offer me. They had a middle linebacker go down, so they need someone. I know Jon Lyon too. He was on my team last year. I played in an all-star game with Scott White."

Right now, Ryan isn't in any hurry to get his recruitment over with. "I'm just taking it easy right now," he said. "I'll know after I take my recruiting trips. I'm looking more toward the Pac-10 right now."

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