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Odessa Permian athlete Peyton Powell hopes to start his college career at quarterback. (Mike Craven)


The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with four-star athlete Peyton Powell

Posted November 12th, 2018


MIDLAND — Odessa Permian failed to beat rival Midland Lee in the final game of the regular season last Friday. Four-star athlete Peyton Powell did his part for Permian, however, throwing for three touchdowns. The Texas commit is listed as an athlete on recruiting sites. He starts at quarterback for the Panthers and that’s where he plans to start his college career. A move to wide receiver or even the secondary isn’t out of the question down the line. He’s that good of an athlete.

Texas commit Peyton Powell starts at quarterback for Odessa Permian. (Mike Craven)

Powell committed to the Longhorns on Oct. 18, just five days following his official visit. He’s ran a laser-timed 4.45 40-meter dash and had a 37.6-inch vertical leap. He played at Midland Christian prior to his senior season and fell through the recruiting cracks longer than most players in his class. The 6-2, 182-pounder is the No. 19-ranked athlete and the No. 352-ranked overall prospect in the 2019 cycle.

At what age did you fall in love with football?

Since I could walk. It’s a team game. You found a set of brothers you want to play for and you give it all for them.


What made Texas your choice?

It was a family decision. It was the best place for me.

Where do you want to accomplish as a senior?

I need to keep getting bigger and stronger. My goal is to help take this team as far as we can go in the playoffs. We’re a good squad.

What was most important to you as a recruit? 

It was about the program and what they had in store for me, not just on the football field, but in life.

What word would you use to describe Tom Herman?


Where do you see yourself playing at Texas?

I’m going to go in as a quarterback and see where it goes.

What artist would you most like to see live?


Favorite television show?


Favorite athlete of all-time?

Mike Vick.

Favorite sport to watch other than football?


2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

PlayerPos. SchoolStarsCommitment date
Roschon Johnson QBPort Neches-Groves4July 21 (2017)
T'Vondre Sweat DEHuntsville3Feb. 28
Jordan Whittington WRCuero4March 10
De'Gabriel Floyd OLBWestlake Village (Calif.)4March 31
Kenyatta Watson IIDBGrayson (Ga.)4May 1
Brayden Liebrock TEChandler (Ariz.)3May 8
Tyler JohnsonOLConroe Oak Ridge4May 25
Jared WileyTETemple3May 26
Jake SmithWRNotre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)4June 3
Peter MpagiDEGeorge Ranch3June 16
Chris AdimoraSMayfair (Calif.)4July 1
Marques CaldwellCBAlvin3July 7
Marcus Tillman Jr.OLBJones (Fla.)3July 28
Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest4July 29
Derrian BrownRBBuford (Ga.)4Sept. 16
Tyler OwensSPlano East4Sept. 24
David GbendaILBKaty Cinco Ranch4Sept. 30
Marcus WashingtonWRTrinity Catholic (Mo.)4Oct. 26
Myron WarrenDEMany (La.)3Nov. 19
Jacoby JonesDEButler C.C.3Nov. 21
Caleb JohnsonOLBFullerton College (Calif.)3Dec. 17
Kennedy LewisWRMelissa3Dec. 18
Isaiah HookfinOTFort Bend Dulles4Dec. 21
Bru McCoyATHMater Dei (Calif.)5Jan. 25