Powell Postpones Visits

Powell Postpones Visits

Tydreke Powell's hectic schedule has forced the Scout.com four-star recruit to cancel last weekend's official visit to Florida and rethink the remainder of his official visits schedule.

"I have a lot going on so I just had to reschedule," said Powell. "I just got so frustrated that I just told them I'd reschedule.

"I'll take the Penn State one [October 14 against Michigan] and Auburn one [November 11th versus Georgia], but the other three are going to be after the football season. I've just been thinking about it, I have to leave late Friday and I'll have practice Monday. It would be better [for the other three] if I could be there the full two days and be around the players.

"I promised Penn State and Auburn I'll come for a game, they want me to come for a game to see the atmosphere [so I'll still take those visits for games]."

In addition to Florida, Powell, a 6-foot-4 295-pound defensive tackle from Ahoskie (N.C.) Hertford County, will eventually schedule and take official visits with Tennessee and Virginia Tech after the season.

Additionally, Powell will make a few unofficial visits to North Carolina, his former leader and childhood favorite.

"I'm definitely going to try to get over [to UNC] for the Georgia Tech game [November 11th] and some basketball games," said Powell.

Powell has already attended both the Rutgers and Virginia Tech games in Chapel Hill earlier in the season. Also, he participated in the Tar Heels' three-day individual camp in June and one-day individual camp in July.

A major contributor to Powell's busy schedule is his senior season. Hertford County is currently 7-1 and is expected to challenge for the NCHSAA 3A title. On the season, Powell has collected 80 tackles (41 solo), ten sacks, and four pass deflections. Also, two weeks ago, he scored a touchdown on his first carry of the season from fullback – a three-yard run.

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