Four-star defensive tackle Tydreke Powell had plans to cut his list to five schools by this weekend. The 6-foot-3, 298-pounder out of Ahoskie (N.C.) Hertford County now isn't sure exactly how many schools will be making the cut.
"I'm trying to cut my list to five schools as soon as possible," he said. "The thing about it is that even if schools don't make the cut, they aren't out of it yet. I mainly am picking schools five schools for official visits that I can't get to on every Saturday. I know I can go to schools in North Carolina and Virginia any weekend, but I can't up and go to some other schools."
Three schools the Rivals250 would have a hard time getting to are in line to receive visits from Powell.
"I know I'm going to head to Penn State and Miami for sure," he said. "I'm going to Penn State for the October 14th game against Michigan, while I'm trying to go to the Miami/Florida State game on September 4th if I can.
"I can say that I've have liked Penn State for a long time and I want to get there to see the fans and a big-time game. Miami's coaches aren't sure if they want me to come for the September 4th game because they may be too busy. That's the game I really want to go to, but if I can't talk to the coaches while I'm there then I'll look for another date. On both of those visits, I really want to meet the coaches and get to know them better."
One other school that appears to be making the cut is Florida State.
"I definitely want to take an official to Florida State too," he stated. "I really like their defensive line because it's about the best I've had a chance to watch. They always have a crazy defense."
While recruiting has been very complicated for Powell, football has not.
"We had our first game on Friday and won 38-15," he said. "I played well and finished with 11 tackles and three sacks. I felt pretty good about the sacks I got, but I think I could have done better in getting more tackles. I know I still have to work on giving a blow off the snap. I do think our team is looking great this year though."