Power gets fresh start at Arizona Western

He has yet to play a down with Arizona Western, but TE Andrew Power (6-5, 262) already has two offers and more could be on the way. JCFootball.com spoke to the talented prospect recently and he updated us on things...

Power prepped at Myrtle Beach (Sc.) High School and walked-on at South Carolina after he had graduated.

"I redshirted in 2008 and then last year I was there, but I wasn't happy," Power admitted to JCFootball.com recently. "I just didn't feel like I was going to have a chance to play and honestly, there were a lot of things that went into it that I don't really want to talk about, but I decided I needed to leave and to get a fresh start and Arizona Western was the best place I could have gone."

This spring, Power showed off his elite size and athleticism with the Matadors and hauled in two early offers.

"I have offers from Memphis and Nevada right now," Power said. "They both offered me and I was really happy that it happened, but I just want to wait and take my time and let whoever is interested in me, recruit me."

With the Gamecocks, Power didn't get much of a chance to play a traditional tight end role, but with the Matadors, he said that won't be the case.

"We run more of a pro-style offense here," Power said. "I'll catch the ball and stuff like that, but I'll block too. I won't be splitting out and running wide receiver routes, which is good because I don't think I do that as well as playing a more traditional tight end role."

Besides the two offers, Power said he's getting interest from several other schools, but isn't close to making his decision, although he's thought about the things that are important to him in making his choice.

"I'll go anywhere to play, that doesn't really matter to me," Power said. "I just want to find a good place to play, find a staff I feel comfortable with and find a school that I think I can be successful at.

"I am willing to be patient, but I would like to make my decision before the start of the season so that I can just concentrate on school and football and be ready to go after the season."

Power is a very good student and is on pace to finish up his AA degree in December with two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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