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Powell talks Nebraska visit

11/8/2011

Upland (Calif.) athlete Christian Powell took his first official visit of the year this past weekend to Nebraska and said the trip couldn’t have gone any better.

“I had so much fun, the game atmosphere was incredible,” Powell said. “I’ve only been to games at USC before but the Nebraska crowd was the loudest and most passionate I’ve ever seen. Even when they got done, no one stopped yelling or cheering for the team. I mean, not exaggerating but people were literally losing their minds they were yelling so much but it was cool to see.”

Although Upland is much different than Lincoln, Powell said he felt very comfortable in a new environment.

“It didn’t really feel like I was away from home,” Powell said. “The people were so friendly and made me feel like I was part of the team already. Todd Peat was my host and he was really cool and he loves it there.

“There really wasn’t any negatives about the visit at all and I have a high interest in Nebraska right now. I gave some thought to committing but this was my first trip and I know I want to see a few other places. I was a little tempted but I know I have two other visits lined up and I’m looking forward to having something to compare to Nebraska.”

Powell’s most recent offer comes from Texas A&M and he’ll visit the Aggies later this month.

“I still need to talk to the head coach but they offered through my coaches here at Upland,” Powell said. “I’m setting a visit there for (Nov. 18) and I’m also visiting Washington (Nov. 25) for the Apple Cup. I’m still talking a little with USC too but Nebraska, A&M and Washington are the ones I’m hearing the most from.”