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.
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.
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2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class
|Roschon Johnson||QB||Port Neches-Groves||4||July 21 (2017)|
|T'Vondre Sweat||DE||Huntsville||3||Feb. 28|
|Jordan Whittington||WR||Cuero||4||March 10|
|De'Gabriel Floyd||OLB||Westlake Village (Calif.)||4||March 31|
|Kenyatta Watson II||DB||Grayson (Ga.)||4||May 1|
|Brayden Liebrock||TE||Chandler (Ariz.)||3||May 8|
|Tyler Johnson||OL||Conroe Oak Ridge||4||May 25|
|Jared Wiley||TE||Temple||3||May 26|
|Jake Smith||WR||Notre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)||4||June 3|
|Peter Mpagi||DE||George Ranch||3||June 16|
|Chris Adimora||S||Mayfair (Calif.)||4||July 1|
|Marques Caldwell||CB||Alvin||3||July 7|
|Marcus Tillman Jr.||OLB||Jones (Fla.)||3||July 28|
|Javonne Shepherd||OT||North Forest||4||July 29|
|Derrian Brown||RB||Buford (Ga.)||4||Sept. 16|
|Tyler Owens||S||Plano East||4||Sept. 24|
|David Gbenda||ILB||Katy Cinco Ranch||4||Sept. 30|
|Marcus Washington||WR||Trinity Catholic (Mo.)||4||Oct. 26|
|Myron Warren||DE||Many (La.)||3||Nov. 19|
|Jacoby Jones||DE||Butler C.C.||3||Nov. 21|
|Caleb Johnson||OLB||Fullerton College (Calif.)||3||Dec. 17|
|Kennedy Lewis||WR||Melissa||3||Dec. 18|
|Isaiah Hookfin||OT||Fort Bend Dulles||4||Dec. 21|
|Bru McCoy||ATH||Mater Dei (Calif.)||5||Jan. 25|