"My coach mentioned that Clemson called about me the other day, I'm not sure what's up with Clemson, but I'm pretty sure when someone watches my tape I'm pretty sure they'll offer me."
Powell, a 6-foot-3 283-pound defensive end from Ahoskie (N.C.) Hertford County, revealed that the offer has had little effect on his favorites list – North Carolina is still his leader. However, he admits his recruitment is still young.
"It's too early in the [recruiting] season to make my decision on where I want to go," said Powell.
This weekend Powell is planning to attend junior days at N.C. State on Saturday and East Carolina on Sunday.
In addition to the Cavaliers, Powell has collected offers from North Carolina, N.C. State, East Carolina, and Virginia Tech.
Last season, Powell was the defensive player opposing offenses ran away from. Regardless, Powell managed to be among the state leaders in sacks with eleven.