Powell down to two schools

Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland linebacker Quinton Powell de-committed from Florida in December after taking an official visit to Gainesville.

But Florida has continued to stay in touch with the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Powell since his departure.

On Tuesday the Gators received some positive news.

“Well I’ve decided to cancel the rest of my official visits to South Carolina, Oregon and Miami,” Powell said on Facebook. “My top (schools) are Southern California and Florida.”

When GatorCountry.com contacted Powell to confirm the message he had this to say about his two finalists:

“Yes sir, that’s my top two,” Powell said. “Florida is my childhood dream school and Southern California is the city of dreams.”

Then Florida linebacker coach DJ Durkin, when has since been name defensive coordinator, visited Powell last week at his school. Powell said the Gators have still been recruiting him hard recently.

Powell said a final decision will come on national signing day of Feb. 6 when he announces his decision on ESPNU.


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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.