Tuscon (AZ) Salpointe linebacker Taylor Powell plans to make his commitment this Friday and he has narrowed his choices down to two schools. The three-star linebacker took unofficial visits to three schools this summer: Colorado State, Nevada, and Fresno State. Powell liked all three schools, but he will make his decision between two schools this week.
"I've been talking to the Nevada coaches and Colorado State coaches a lot and those are going to be the two teams I'm going to choose from," Powell said.
Powell believes he has come to a conclusion on which school he will pick, but will talk it over with his family before making it public.
"Just talking to my family and see what they think," Powell said. "They're going to help me make the best decision for me and where they think I fit in the best... "I think I know who I'm going to choose right now. I'm pretty sure I'm solid who I have in my mind right now."
Powell visited both Nevada and Colorado State in one weekend and the two schools were able to make the biggest impression on him. The coaching staffs at both schools kept in contact with the Arizona linebacker and maintained a good relationship with him.
"At Nevada, all the coaching staff is great," Powell said. "I talk to coach Rolovich, he's the Arizona recruiter. He just often checks up on me to see how I'm doing. Coach Boone, he's the linebackers coach. I talk to him a little bit also. I recently talked to coach Polian last night on twitter. He just told me that they would love to have me there and he thinks I would be a great fit for the Pack."
The appeal of a new on-campus stadium and the relationship with the coaching staff at Colorado State had drawn Powell to the Rams as well.
"Colorado State, I just really like that they're building a new on-campus stadium," Powell said. "Really the linebackers coach I talked to, I liked him a lot - a really solid connection with him."
Now that Powell will decide between Colorado State and Nevada, that means that his other top school, Fresno State, is out of the running.
"I liked Fresno a lot, the coaches were real good and everything," Powell said. "I just really didn't think it was the place for me."
Powell will make his decision Friday at 12:30 p.m. PT. Stay tuned for the latest from Powell and his decision.
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