The Washington State Cougars have started off the recruiting season right these first few months, now Mike Leach has himself another 4-star commit. Safety Kameron Powell of Upland, CA has verballed to Pullman, citing a desire to play with his good friend Tyler Hilinski who committed two weeks ago.
The 5’11, 180 pound Powell is ranked the No. 25 safety prospect by Scout, No. 23 by 247 and No. 22 on Rivals. ESPN has yet to rank him but based on the overall rankings he is known as a quality safety prospect. He chose WSU over offers from Colorado, Colorado State, San Jose State, Washington, Oregon State and Utah.
Another thing that makes Powell a terrific get is that he is highly versatile and has the ability to play all four positions in the back end. The Cougs are clearly in need of more quality in the secondary and have more questions than answers moving forward, though they should be better off when the Cougs get their Fall class in.
In Powell’s film we can see he is a natural athlete with very fluid hips and the ability to close well because of leverage. He is also a solid tackler but he’s not necessarily as much of a “hitter” as some of the other safeties currently on WSU’s roster when you go back and look at their high school film. That’s not a bad thing, Powell makes up for a lack of “thumpability” with terrific knowledge of the position and the clear ability to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time.
3-Star linebacker Josh Woods is the third Upland High prospect to receive a WSU offer. He could join both Powell and Hilinski in the Summer for an unofficial visit.
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