North Carolina Football Recruiting: Illinois Offers Brandon Powell

This week has been a busy one for 2014 all purpose back/cornerback Brandon Powell. After receiving only one offer last week, Powell has seen three come in since March 26th. Today, Illinois joined the party as they extended an offer to the 2014 recruit.

Nov 17, 2012; Champaign, IL, USA;Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Tim Beckman during the first quarter against the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Powell has offers from the LSU Tigers, Tennessee Volunteers, California Golden Bears, Cincinnati Bearcats, Duke Blue Devils, Illinois Fighting Illini, Indiana Hoosiers, Kentucky Wildcats, Marshall Thundering Herd, Massachusetts Minutemen, Nebraska Cornhuskers, North Carolina Tar Heels, Northwestern Wildcats, Purdue Boilermakers, South Florida Bulls, Syracuse Orange, West Virginia Mountaineers, Western Michigan Broncos, and Wisconsin Badgers.

The teams receiving the most interest from Powell are Florida State, LSU, and Tennessee. The Seminoles have not offered at him, but should be a team to watch during Powell’s recruitment.

It looks like the recruit is favoring staying in state early on, but could venture out to southeast teams.

Powell is a 5’10″, 171 pound athlete from Deerfield Beach, Florida. As an all purpose back in 2012, he recorded 1,180 rushing yards, thirteen rushing touchdowns, four receiving touchdowns, two punt return touchdowns, and two kick return touchdowns.

The three-star recruit is currently ranked 103rd in the state of Florida and 63rd among athletes in the Class of 2014 by 247Sports.

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