Add Two More Names to Powell's List

The constant flow of scholarship offers just won't stop for Tydreke Powell. Today he added another ACC offer, while garnering his first SEC tender.

"I got an offer from Georgia Tech and Auburn," said Powell. "It's getting real crazy. These two just came out of nowhere today."

Powell, a 6-foot-3 285-pound defensive end from Ahoskie (N.C.) Hertford County, adds the Tigers and Yellow Jackets to an offers sheet that already included East Carolina, Florida State, N.C. State, North Carolina, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

It's been well documented that North Carolina stands firmly atop Powell's favorites list. Regardless of who offers, his leader won't change until Powell begins to take unofficial visits.

"I'm just waiting to visit every school and see how their program works," said Powell. "Everybody is telling me on the phone that they can't wait to get me up there and show me their program.

"Once I start visiting schools and stuff it might start changing, because Carolina is the only school that I have visited and toured the campus."

Originally, this past weekend was supposed to be a big one visits wise, but Powell's basketball playoffs and the moving of a relative forced him to skip out on junior days at N.C. State and East Carolina.

However, this Saturday Powell will attend North Carolina's junior day. He will revisit Chapel Hill over the summer for the Tar Heels' camp, in addition to camping at Auburn and Miami.

Powell's basketball season will continue to be a welcomed problem as Hertford County plays reigning champions Greensboro Dudley on Wednesday in the regional playoffs. Powell has done his part in Hertford County's playoff run by totaling 32 points and 23 rebounds during the two sectional playoff match-ups.


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