February 19, 2009

Is Powell Emperor of the Empire?

It isn't too often that a player from the Golden State of California can cause this much early excitement on the recruiting trail, but athlete prospect Ronald Powell (6-4, 240, 4.7) from Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde is doing just that as he is getting early offers at a blistering pace, including three recent ones from SEC powerhouse schools.

Powell now has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, UCLA, USC, Washington, Colorado, Nebraska, Auburn, Florida and Tennessee.

"Mostly Ronald is being recruited as a defensive player," Rancho Verde coach Pete Duffy said. "If a team plays a 4-3 defense they like him as a defensive end. If they play a 3-4, they like him as a rush end.'

"When Auburn offered Ronald last week, they said they would like to play him both ways," Duffy said. "They like him as a defensive end and a tight end. Auburn is really fired up about Ronald."

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