Peyton Powell, a 3-star athlete from Odessa, Texas (Permian High School) has set his commitment date for August 13, and the Buckeyes are one of 10 teams that he will be choosing from.
Heard all of the talking, now it’s quiet , now it’s shush ..?? pic.twitter.com/A4IRoY1BML
— [P] (@PPowell_) July 20, 2018
Currently, the Buckeyes hold the decided Crystal Ball advantage, with all 12 predictions pointing at Ohio State.
Powell (6-2 182) is a dual-threat quarterback for his Permian High School team, but is rated as the No. 38 “athlete” in the 2019 class per the 247Sports Composite. He is also listed as the No. 449 player overall.
Powell has taken official visits already to Virginia and Ohio State.
While Powell has rushed and passed for over 1,000 yards each of the past two seasons, the Buckeyes are looking at him as a defensive back or wide receiver.
With his size and timed 4.45 speed, he could get his first look at cornerback.
The Buckeyes currently have up to four defensive backs committed in the 2019 class. New Jersey’s Ronnie Hickman is the No. 9 athlete in the class and could end up at safety. St. Thomas Aquinas prospect Jordan Battle is the No. 13 safety, but expects to get his first shot at cornerback.
Indiana prospect Craig Young is already 6-foot-3 or so, so he will likely outgrow the secondary over the next 12 months.
Three-star Maryland safety Bryson Shaw decommitted from Wisconsin back in the spring to commit to Ohio State.
Peyton Powell is a very intriguing athlete who may not ultimately find a home on the football field until a year or two after he finally arrives on a college campus.
In his highlights below, you can clearly see an explosive athlete with a feel for the field of play. He is calm in choppy waters, and once he finds an opening, it’s nothing but smooth sailing ahead.