On Tuesday, the Texas Longhorns added another talented, versatile athlete to the 2019 recruiting class with the commitment of Odessa Permian product Peyton Powell:
Texas made a huge surge in Powell’s recruitment following an official visit for the Baylor game on October 13. Powell’s first trip to Austin clearly made an impression, especially given that Powell committed to the Horns only 10 days later.
Since Powell’s visit for the Baylor game, there were more than 15 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions cast in favor of Texas, despite official visits to Ohio State and TCU.
“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 last week.
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 at Texas. Other schools have recruited him as a defensive back. Wide receiver is the most likely position for Powell to play with the Longhorns.
Wherever Powell ends up playing, he’s a potential impact player because of his athleticism and athletic aptitude.
A consensus four-star prospect, Powell is ranked as the No. 351 player nationally, the No. 19 athlete, and the No. 42 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Powell is now the 19th commitment for the Horns in the 2019 class, a group that ranks No. 7 nationally and No. 2 in the Big 12.