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Powell schedules first visit

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Shaquille Powell is still taking things slowly in his recruitment but the Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman all-purpose back has gotten things going a little bit by scheduling his first official visit to Fresno State on Oct. 1.
At least one other visit is expected later in October to either Duke or Vanderbilt but that has yet to be determined by Powell, a 5-foot-9, 195-pound three-star prospect who's rated ninth at his position by Rivals.com.
"I feel like they're more interested in me," Powell said of Fresno State, Duke and Vanderbilt.
"Since they've been showing me more time and energy then I have to show more attention to them. I'm not really favoring any of them but there is a little more interest with those three schools."
There have been slight changes in Powell's recruitment since Illinois and Vanderbilt were considered the favorites and the Illini are still involved but the three-star said they're probably fourth on his list right now.
"I think there have been some changes," Powell said. "It's now Duke, Fresno, Vandy and then Illinois now as far as recruiting-wise."
Duke is the latest offer for Powell, who's rated as the third-best prospect in the Nevada state rankings by Rivals.com behind Bishop Gorman teammate Ronnie Stanley and Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Pines lineman Cedrick Poutasi.
In total, Powell lists offers from Arizona State, Duke, Fresno State, Illinois, San Diego State, UNLV, Vanderbilt and Northern Arizona.
Bishop Gorman has already defeated Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral and two Las Vegas teams this season and lost to Seffner (Fla.) Armwood. In the season opener against Chaparral, Powell rushed for 303 yards and six total touchdowns.
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