Waynesboro (Miss.) Wayne County defensive tackle Jerrell Powe committed to Ole Miss back in February. Is the massive 6-foot-3, 352-pounder still committed to the Rebels while he works out his eligibility at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va.?
"I'm committed to Ole Miss," he said. "I like the coaching staff and the energy they bring to the team. We had a good recruiting class last year and I like the support of the fans and all of that kind of hypes me up on them.
"At first, I wasn't too interested before coach Orgeron came in, but I believe he can turn it around and he's coming from a national championship team. I've always been told you can roll with a loser or roll with a winner and I'm trying to roll with the winner and I'm looking forward to seeing them turn it around."
The No. 24 player in the country has had a difficult transition to Hargrave.
"It's been tough, but I'm getting through it," he said. "I see that they are teaching me to be a man with the military and it's a good experience for me to meet these guys from across the U.S. and play with them. I get to match up with my talent and get an idea of what the military goes through too. I really like the coaching staff too because they put more fun into the game."
Powe has only one goal this season.
"I'm just going to get eligible, that's it."
The five-star prospect is a part of a very talented Hargrave Tigers team this season.
"We've got a lot of top notch recruits here and you always want to put together a good fantasy team. I think we have a pretty good one here, but we'll see how the season turns out," he said. "Callahan Bright is amazing, day in and day out the energy he has for a big guy is great. I was always told football was a fast-paced game on the college level and now I know it really is. Everyone here is as fast as you and it's a good experience to be around these guys including Alaeze and Hardrick."
The No. 3 defensive tackle in the country in 2005 accounted for 75 tackles and seven sacks as a senior.