A pair of Duncanville (Texas) High School standouts made the trip to Tallahassee this past weekend. Three-star TE Jerrale Powers and four-star OT Jaylen Early made their official visits to FSU, and both players are expected to announce where they will be committing sooner rather than later.
Powers told the Osceola he plans to announce his commitment on Friday. And based on what he had to say after spending time on the Florida State campus, the Seminoles have to like their chances with the talented prospect.
Powers, who is 6-foot-4 and 238 pounds, called Florida State one of his top choices earlier in June and before his trip to Tallahassee. His affinity for head coach Mike Norvell’s program seems to have only grown after his visit.
“It’s most definitely on top,” said Powers, comparing all of his past visits. “Just because of how they made me feel. Me and my family. It’s like a family out here, a brotherhood. As soon as you come, they make you feel like you’ve been coming here for a year already, so that really stood out to me. The family, the history here.”
On his visit, Powers spent time with Norvell, tight ends coach Chris Thomsen, offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham and offensive line coach Alex Atkins.
“They keep it real,” Powers said of the staff. “They treat you like family even if you did just meet them, so i really liked that.”
Powers spoke of his potential future position coach in Thomsen, describing the relationship between the two of them.
“I really like coach Thomsen,” said Powers. “That’s really my guy. I’ve known him for a long time, but it feels like I’ve known him for longer. He keeps it real. He’s never going to sugar-coat anything. He’s going to tell you how he feels, and that’s what you should want in a coach.”
Powers has also taken official visits to Colorado and Oregon State, but they currently seem to be playing second fiddle to FSU.
“They are most definitely at the top of my list,” said Powers of Florida State.