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Maryland DE will camp at BC, PSU

Physically, Darius Powell out of Waldorf (Md.) Westlake has all the tools to be a top rush end at 6-foot-4, 210-pounds with 4.65 speed.
The defensive end has not received a scholarship to date, but should soon according to Westlake head coach Dom Zaccarelli.
"There's just not a lot of tape on him right now," he said. "We're putting defensive clips together to send to people and I think whoever gets him on campus this summer will definitely make an offer."
Despite not having any early offers, Powell has seen plenty of interest from some of the top schools on his list. They include Boston College, Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, South Carolina and Georgia.
This season Westlake recorded a 9-3 record and reached the second round of the playoffs. Powell went on to record 16 solo tackles, 52 assists, 10 sacks, 13 tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries and seven blocked passes.
"This year he got better as he got stronger," Zaccarelli said. "His athletic ability is catching up with his body and he is learning to play with his hands. His quickness is an advantage and if he keeps working on it he'll be a dynamite defensive end.
"He's a kid who is still in his growth spurt right now," he said. "He has grown two inches in the past year and I can see him leaving here at 6-foot-5, 225-pounds and his shoulders are getting wider too. He can easily carry 275-pounds and he is not even close to hitting his potential."
In college, Powell will almost certainly play on the defensive line or linebacker.
"He can play on the quickside or weakside and he has really long arms," Zaccarelli said. "I haven't seen anyone like him. Those arms are down to his knees and he's 6-foot-4 and not fully developed, but I think with his athletic ability he'll play defensive end in college or maybe linebacker just because he moves so well."
This spring Powell is planning a trip to the Nike Camp at Penn State.
Powell has plans to attend summer camps at Boston College and Penn State, but won't have his summer plans final until May.
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