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Powell happy with commitment

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Kameron Powell did not do much this spring because of an ankle injury but he did pick a school and he's excited about the future.
The three-star safety from Upland, Calif., committed to Washington State in early May and he said there were a lot of factors that played into his decision including his teammate, four-star quarterback Tyler Hilinski, also pledging to the Cougars.
"I like the school, I like the coaching staff and then Tyler is a friend of mine and a teammate," Powell said. "He committed so that played a big role and I'm just excited about it.
"It played a big role that he committed. Hopefully, we get Josh Woods next."
Woods is a three-star linebacker from Upland who also has been offered by Washington State. Powell wants him in the class. But other programs are also talking to Powell and he's at least open to hearing what they have to say.
The Upland recruit said his recruitment has not slowed down one bit since his commitment but he wants to make it clear his Washington State pledge is still firm.
"It's been picking up," Powell said. "I've been hearing a lot from Boston College and I've been hearing a lot from other schools, too. I can't remember everybody. It's starting to pick up more than I thought so I'm excited.
"I'm going to talk to the (Washington State) staff and hopefully I can take some visits but I am a solid commit. I do like the school a lot."
Having Hilinski in Washington State's class is definitely a big help. Powell said having the Upland quarterback with him heading to Pullman is a factor for sure.
"It lets me be more comfortable now," Powell said. "I'm more comfortable with the decision. I'm excited and it's fun. It's fun to share that with a teammate."
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