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Decatur, Ala., cornerback Jerraud Powers may not be the biggest man on the field, but he usually plays bigger than anyone. His hard hitting and excellent cover skills make him one of the top defensive backs in the South.
“I have set up all of my visits now,” Powers said. “Some of the dates could possibly change and I’m not exactly sure what I visit Ole Miss, but I want to say that it’s the week before or after Vanderbilt. I have set up Vanderbilt for December 3, Alabama for December 10, Auburn for December 17, and Memphis for January 14.”
The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Powers runs a 4.5 40-yard dash and has a 260-pound bench press, 350-pound squat and 34-inch vertical leap. He projects as a full qualifier with a 2.64 core GPA and a 16 on the ACT.
“We pulled an upset and beat Vestavia Hills last week, but I knew we could do it,” Powers said. “We are playing our best football right now, which is what you need in the playoffs. This week we have another tough one because we have to go to Tuscaloosa County.”
Rated a three-star and the nation’s No. 45 cornerback by Rivals.com, Powers has been a starter since his sophomore season racking up 44 tackles and four interceptions as a junior. Playing about a quarter of the snaps on offense, Powers also hauled in 13 catches for 209 yards and three touchdowns.
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