Big Ten trip excites Powell

Christian Powell is excited about his weekend visit to Nebraska.
It will be his first time on an airplane, it will be his first time seeing what the Huskers have to offer and it could go a long way as the Upland, Calif., prospect figures out his recruitment.
Powell, a 5-foot-11, 250-pound athlete who's being recruited by Nebraska to play fullback, said he doesn't anticipate making a commitment this weekend because he'd like to take other visits but he's highly interested to see what Nebraska is like.
"I'm actually really excited because this is my first time going on a plane and going to a new place so it's a bunch of new experiences for me," Powell said. "I'll get to go see what football is like out there so it will be a good experience for me.
"I think the game is going to be crazy. I think there are going to be a lot of people. It's a big place so it's going to be wild. After the visit, I'm going to let things soak in and consider my decision. I don't think I'm going to make a commitment after this weekend's trip."
Before Powell makes any decisions, though, he wants to visit Washington which is scheduled for Nov. 26 when the Huskies host in-state rival Washington State.
Upland teammate Joe Mathis, a 2013 defensive end, is committed to Washington so that's something to consider as Powell's recruitment moves forward as well. The Huskies have offered Powell as an athlete and have not yet defined a position for him.
"I like them a lot," Powell said.
"That's a really good school and I'm very interested in them. I'm looking forward to going out there and visiting the place. I want to take my visits before I make my decision so I don't want to rush it."
Nebraska, Washington, San Jose State and Arkansas State have offered Powell so far. He said Arizona State, USC and UCLA are showing lots more interest.