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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
2014 Florida ATH's stock rising fast

By Corey Dowlar

Two-way athlete Brandon Powell (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach) is one of the fastest-rising prospects in the state of Florida in the last four weeks or so.

Offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, Marshall, Massachusetts, Northwestern, Purdue, USF and West Virginia had all come in for the 2014 prospect. But two big ones on the same day were the highlight.

"It was exciting, especially when I got Tennessee and LSU in the same day," Powell said. "That was a big day for me. It is just that they are in the SEC. That is the big-time conference in college football. That's why it was so big for me."

Nebraska is the most recent team to offer, having done so early this week. The Cornhuskers aren't a program with which Powell is familiar.

"I haven't done much research on Nebraska," he said. "It was kind of just out of the blue that they offered me. I wasn't even [expecting] them offering me, it was just out of the blue."

The best he can tell, the programs that have offered really don't mind where he plays. They like how he plays and his physical attributes, and evidently that's good enough.

"I don't even think they care," he said. "Right now it is early and they like my athleticism."

Powell said he doesn't have plans right now to visit for junior days nor any other unofficial visits.