Just before Brandon Stephens decommited, Stanford offered a Midwest offensive guard. Dylan Powell is a 3-star product from Hannibal, Missouri who has 16 offers from colleges around the country. Powell is also the 18th-ranked recruit in the state of Missouri and one of the hottest trending recruits in the nation.
Early in the recruiting process Powell was committed to Purdue, but recently decided Purdue wasn't the place for him. All throughout the recruiting process, Stanford has stayed in contact with him and has built a great relationship with him. The coaches Powell has been talking to most throughout his recruitment are Coach Turner and Coach Bloomgren. And some more good news, Powell has already been admitted to Stanford.
Dylan Powell has trimmed his list of schools to three - Stanford, Virginia Tech, and Iowa State.— Ben Marth (@Ben_WGEM) January 22, 2016
Receiving this late offer puts pressure on Powell since there is only two weekends left until National Signing Day. Powell's top schools are currently: Iowa State, Virginia Tech, and Stanford. Powell officially visited ISU the weekend of the 15th and hoped to make it to Virginia Tech this coming weekend. Sadly, for Virginia Tech recruits, classes were cancelled and all school sponsored events along with it. It will be difficult to try and visit Stanford and Virginia Tech this week, but Powell has worked it out quite nicely. He will go to Blacksburg on January 28th and 29th, Thursday-Friday of next week, and then travel to Stanford the Saturday and Sunday of the same weekend.
Virginia Tech canceled all recruiting visits due to weather this weekend https://t.co/d1QqWhgVGu— Tyler McBride (@theTylerMcBride) January 22, 2016
After two consecutive weeks of bad news, Powell considering Stanford is refreshing to hear. Stanford will be graduating four offensive linemen from a year ago and only have two committed. Powell would be a great addition just based on depth alone. One note that may be of worth, Powell needs to put on some weight. One could guess a redshirt would be in his future at Stanford, so when he becomes a sophomore his raw talents are developed enough to break into the lineup.