The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder said he is intrigued by his projected role in the 3-4 defensive alignment of new Trojans defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast.
It was awesome seeing him again, Powell said. I barely get to see him anymore, and it was great. We were just talking about life. We tried to stay away from football. Of course, that did come up. But he just said he is enjoying (Southern Cal), and he told me to find the school I enjoy the most.
"His opinion won't have an influence on my decision. It does kind of help, but the reality is I have to decide where I feel like I can live for the next four years of my life.
And despite backing off from his verbal commitment to Florida last month, Powell insisted the Gators are still in play. In fact, he said newly promoted Gators defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin is scheduled to visit him Wednesday at Mainland.