Defensive end Will Powers (6-4, 230, 4.66) from San Mateo (Calif.) Serra is truly one of the state of California’s most sough after prospects. He already has eight offers from a list of very impressive schools and he could have a boatload more before the end of spring.
“Will has a great attitude and a great approach to the game of football,” Serra head coach Patrick Walsh said. “At a time when many players that have great talent don’t put in the work, Will is just the opposite.”
“Will is very open to learning new techniques and making himself into an even better player,” Walsh said. “He is a pleasure to coach.”
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Powers racked up 49 tackles, eight tackles for loss, three sacks, three forced fumbles, two blocked passes and one fumble recovery. He was selected first-team all-county, first-team all-league and second-team all-state underclassman for his junior season performance.
The colleges have taken noticed. Powers has offers from UCLA, Stanford, Cal, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Notre Dame and Nebraska.
Powers claims the above eight, plus USC as the schools that are his current favorites.
“I am looking for the entire package,” Powers said. “I will be looking for a school that I would want to attend if there wasn’t any football.”
The scouting report on Powers is he’s an extremely intelligent football player. Once he’s able to learn something it stays with him and he implements into games. He is an outstanding reader of offenses and gets into good position to make the play.
Walsh puts it this way.
“Will uses his mental approach to the game together with his physical tools to disrupt plays,” Walsh said. “Will is such an intelligent football player.”
“If there is a player with better physical skills and that rarely if ever happens, Will uses his intelligence to find his opponent’s weaknesses and then he exploits it.”