California WR lands first offer

Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr quarterback Corey Nielsen is making a name for himself everywhere he goes this summer.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound quarterback has scholarship offers from Arizona, UNLV, Idaho and Montana State.
Now his receiver, Deondre Powel, is joining him as a hot target.

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The 5-foot-8, 160-pounder with 4.5-second speed in the 40-yard dash, recently impressed at Arizona's camp and walked away with his first scholarship offer.
"I did pretty well apparently," Powel said. "The coaches really liked what I did out there. They were videotaping the camp, and they said I impressed them with what I did and the enthusiasm I showed. Coach Michael Smith said all the coaches talked amongst themselves and they liked my style.
"He said they were offering and they would be sending an official letter in the mail."
Powel was pumped about the offer, but said he's not ready to commit quite yet. He is also getting interest from Hawaii, Portland State, San Diego State and Idaho. He said Portland State and San Diego State are the most active other than Arizona.
"The only other camp I'm going to go to is the Portland State one in July," he said.
As a junior, Powel had 73 receptions for 1,244 yards and 11 touchdowns. He did most of his damage as a slot receiver, helping Gahr march deep in the CIF playoffs.
"I'm more of a shifty type guy," Powel said. "I like the slot because most of the time it's a linebacker on me, and not too many linebackers can hang with me because of my speed."
Powel was also quick to give a lot of credit for his success to his quarterback.
"He's great," Powel said. "He's been my quarterback since my freshman year. We have this great relationship. He knows what route I'm going to run even before I run it. It's like we just seem to click together."