Nearly five months after Odessa Permian athlete Peyton Powell received an offer from the Texas Longhorns, the talented athlete made his way to the Forty Acres for the first time by taking an official visit for last Saturday’s victory over the Baylor Bears.
The visit clearly made an impression.
“It was amazing,” Powell told the Austin American-Statesman. “I liked everything about it.”
In fact, Powell enjoyed the trip so much that he discussed the possibility of playing together in college with fellow official visitor Kennedy Lewis, a Melissa prospect who was committed to TCU as of last weekend, but opted to decommit on Tuesday.
If the two do end up playing together, the question is whether they would both play the same position. A 6’2, 182-pounder, Powell plays quarterback for Permian and could get an opportunity there if if he commits to Texas. Other schools have recruited him as a defensive back. Wide receiver is the most likely position for Powell with the Longhorns.
Wherever Powell ends up playing — school or position — he’s a potential impact player because of his athleticism and athletic aptitude.
Right now, the Horns are an increasingly strong possibility. Since Powell’s visit over the weekend, there have been nine 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions cast in favor of Texas, with one prediction going foggy during that time.
Ohio State hosted Powell for an official during the summer and TCU remains a threat, with Oklahoma seemingly falling off a bit.
So, are the Longhorns the leader? That’s quite possible, so Powell is now on the short list of recruits likely to take one of the final spots in the 2019 class.
A consensus four-star prospect, Powell is ranked as the No. 351 player nationally, the No. 31 athlete, and the No. 42 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.