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Rivals250 DE has three visits scheduled

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Four-star defensive tackle Tydreke Powell has three official visits scheduled. The 6-foot-3, 298-pounder out of Ahoskie (N.C.) Hertford County has had one scheduled to Penn State in October for a while. Where else is Powell headed?
"I have on scheduled with Auburn on November 10th and I've also decided on going to one to Florida when they face LSU on October 6th," he said. "My final two visits are up in the air and I'm not sure who I'm looking at for those.
"I decided on these three schools because they are all some big games that I can go to and big-time schools. I want to go on these visits since these schools aren't places I can get to and I look forward to meeting the players, coaches and being around the fans. I'm definitely going to talk to the players a lot on these visits and ask about the coaching staff. No one knows the coaches better than the players."
Over the weekend, Powell made an unofficial visit to North Carolina State for their big victory over Boston College.
"That was a great game and the stadium got really loud," he said. "The fans were at the game three hours before kickoff and it was great to see that contest. Afterwards, I did talk to coach Stroud and Cignetti and they are great guys to be around."
Previously it's been listed that North Carolina was a leader over other schools. Is that still the case?
"I don't think North Carolina is really," he said. "I'm open to everybody. It's not because they've been struggling this year either. Everyone has their ups and downs and I understand. They are in the mix though."
On the season, the Rivals250 prospect has exploded in six games registering 60 tackles and nine sacks helping his team to a 5-1 start.
"I've been doing well and everyone is doubling me," he said. "I'm still making plays, but it also allows for my linebackers to get in there and do something. Our team is taking it week by week, but our goal is to win the conference and then state championship.
"As for me, I have one goal left and that is to make it to the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. They came by my school last week and gave me a plaque that says I'm nominated, but I haven't gotten anything to confirm I'm actually invited. I went there for the combine last year and my goal coming back on the plane was to make it there. I'm doing everything I can to do that."
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