June 24, 2009

Camp earns Powell an offer from Buffs

Covina (CA) Charter Oak safety A.J. Powell has been receiving an increased interest from college coaches the past month and a half as he has added two more scholarship offers to his list, one coming from the University of Colorado following his camp there last week.

"I went out to Colorado for a camp last week," Powell said. "It went really well, I got an offer at the camp from the Colorado Buffs from Greg Brown."

Powell, who stands at 5-foot-8 , 185 pounds, said he loved the campus in Boulder as well as the facilities, especially the weight room. He was also thankful for the coaching he received from the CU staff as they helped him learn a lot of technique over his weekend stay.

Due to his size, Colorado is recruiting Powell at cornerback rather than safety, as is the case for most schools interested in him. While he prefers playing safety, he's okay with cornerback.

"Yea, most schools are (recruiting me at cornerback). I mean, I think I could play safety at the next level, but whatever they think is best."

Powell, who had four interceptions as a junior in 2008, is also receiving quite a bit of attention from the Mountain West Conference as he has picked up his second scholarship from the league, this one from New Mexico.

"New Mexico offered me about a month and a half ago. I like to get online and check them out every once in a while ... I haven't set up any official visits, but I know New Mexico will be one of them."

Powell's other MWC offer comes from Colorado State, though he says the Rams haven't shown as much interest in him lately.

This summer, the Covina defensive back is primarily working on reading both offensive schemes and quarterbacks to help prepare him for not only his senior season this fall, but his career as an FBS athlete.

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