Kameron Powell watched and learned from Chris Hawkins and Tahaan Goodman in the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., secondary last season and now it's time for the 2015 defensive back to shine.
This off-season could be a jumpstart for the 5-foot-10, 175-pound prospect with a bunch of 7on7 events and camps on his schedule and that could really open up his recruitment.
So far, only UCLA is showing some interest in Powell but he shined last weekend at the 4th Quarter Sports Elite 7on7 Tournament at Los Angeles Salesian and things could pick up from here.
"It's going to be a very big off-season so I can get some looks from some schools," Powell said. "I want to show them how I can play.
"I don't really know about camps. My parents know everything about that and they won't tell me. They say it's a surprise so hopefully I can get to a lot of camps so I can get my name out there."
Powell said his experience at the Stanford-UCLA game last season was a good one and he hopes to hear more from the Bruins.
Staying in the Pac-12 seems like the early indication but the Rancho Cucamonga standout said the SEC also intrigues him.
"The only school I've talked to was UCLA," Powell said. "I went to their game against Stanford but I haven't talked to many schools like that yet.
"I went there when they played Stanford and it was pretty cool. I didn't get to talk to the coaches because they lost and they were pretty mad but it was a pretty good experience."
Focusing on this off-season and then his junior year are the priorities at this point. Powell will get a much better chance to show his skills now that Hawkins and Goodman have moved on and he's thrilled about it.
"I'm excited about that," Powell said. "It's going to be my team and I was just following those guys throughout the year and learning from them."