Powell Scores First Two Offers

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6-3, 200-pound Great Bridge (Chesapeake, VA) athlete Carvin Powell has picked up two official offers, head coach Pete Gale reported yesterday. And more offers could be on the way soon, possibly as early as the end of the May Evaluation Period.

“Right now, he has offers from ECU and Army,” Gale said. “I imagine that he’ll have a few more offers here in about a few weeks.”

A handful of other Division 1A programs have expressed heavy interest in Powell, who totaled 510 yards and 38 receptions from the wide receiver position last season as a junior. Virginia Tech is one of the schools showing interest, but the Hokies have not yet pulled the trigger on an offer.

“Virginia Tech doesn’t have too many scholarships to give this year, so they are being real tight,” Gale said. “I guess it all depends on what their needs are. Coach Newsome said that Carvin is a very good prospect, but they just don’t know what is out there for him at this point. They are recruiting him. They want to see Carvin at their one-day camp, and that is one Carvin is planning on going to.”

Three ACC schools and one Big East program make up the other very interested parties right now.

“West Virginia might offer, Maryland is interested and UNC is interested. N.C. State wants him to come to their one-day camp,” Gale said. “Who knows, if West Virginia comes through with an offer without requiring him to go to camp, he may just take it. I know he likes Virginia Tech and probably would like to go there, but if other schools are willing to offer without the one-day camp then that is big. That says that those schools are sure about him.”

For now, Powell is just excited about the opportunities he has in place, in particular the one from East Carolina.

“Now he knows he has somewhere to go,” Gale said. “ECU is a good school, he can get a good education and he can play quality football.”

A prospect with athleticism and versatility, Powell is being looked at by some college coaches as a safety while others view him as a wide receiver or H-back type player.

Potential sleeper…

Of course, wide receiver Logan Heastie, who has committed to West Virginia, is a well known another for Great Bridge. Powell is another, but there could be a third college recruit by the time Signing Day arrives next February.