In what has been a busy weekend for the Nebraska football program, a prospect may be committing to Lincoln soon. 2022 cornerback Avery Powell could be on the verge of committing to Nebraska.
Powell is the 62nd overall corner in his class, and the 13th overall player in his class from the state of New Jersey per the 247Sports composite rankings. He has extensive offer list that includes Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Penn state, and Wisconsin. There are definitely some good colleges on that list, and Nebraska is in that mix as well. He is being recruited to the program by Travis Fisher.
When I watch his highlights, I really like what I see. He is on the smaller side of the size spectrum, measuring in at five-foot-10, 170 pounds. However, he has tremendous speed and is able to find tacklers with ease. Nebraska football wants their corners to be physical and be able to make plays. Powell can certainly do that.
One of the things that really stuck out to me in his highlights is his ability to read a play and react quickly. There was no hesitation. For what he lacks in height and size, he makes up for with instincts and speed. This is something that will serve them well at the college level.
In the meantime, it seemed like he really liked his visit to Nebraska. He was excited by the future facilities, and seemed very impressed with the coaching staff. Furthermore, it seemed like his mom liked the program as well.
“Yeah, we went through all the facilities and they were nice. The new facilities look crazy! Coach Frost says they’re going to be the best in the country, so I believe it. It looks crazy! My mom loved it! She likes the environment and everything.”
Myles Farmer was his tour guide on this visit, and it seemed like Farmer made a good impression on him as well. As for his decision date, Powell is leaving that open. From what it sounds like, he could be deciding very soon.
“Yeah, you know, my mom loved it and I loved it, and it was such a great trip. Yep, there’s a chance [I could commit soon]. I would say there’s an 80% chance I could do it. It’s a day-by-day thing still.”
Although Powell is not one of the bigger recruits that Nebraska football is trying to land, he could be a very solid defensive player. Sometimes, you don’t always need a big fish. Smaller fish can work just as well. Now the next question is when his commitment will take place.