BEAVERTON, Ore. - Darius Powe has not officially narrowed down his list but the four-star wide receiver from Lakewood, Calif., said Saturday at The Opening that four schools are mainly sticking out.
The 6-foot-2, 186-pound recruit said Oregon State, Michigan, Miami and Utah are his top four teams but things could change because he doesn't plan to make a decision until after his senior season or even later at the Under Armour game.
Lakewood teammate Malik Gilmore has already committed to Oregon State and Powe said that is a draw but probably won't play a major role in his decision.
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"It would be nice to go somewhere with my friend that I'm really close with," Powe said. "It would be nice to have two really good receivers on opposite sides of the ball so I'm thinking about that."
The coaching staff at Michigan is coming hard, Powe said, and he likes first-year Utah offensive coordinator Norm Chow so both of those programs are under serious consideration.
Miami is also getting a serious look mainly because of the Hurricanes' success in recent history putting players in the NFL. That is one major thing that's drawing Powe to coach Al Golden's club.
"I like the fact that they always have receivers coming out and going to the league," Powe said. "That's what I want to do."
So far, Powe lists offers from Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Utah and Washington. Rivals.com rates him No. 35 at wide receiver and No. 238 in the 2012 class.
All four of Powe's frontrunners are outside his home state and he said that's by design. It's still early though so Powe has lots of time to change things around.
"I don't have any problems with California I just want to live life and see what else is out there," Powe said. "I'll probably announce after the season or at the Under Armour game."