Quinton Powell began his official visit tour today with his first January stop at Southern Cal. He then heads to South Carolina, Oregon, and possibly Miami somewhere inbetween. (CHRIS HAYS/ORLANDO SENTINEL / January 18, 2013)
Quinton Powell of Daytona Beach Mainland has changed up his final visit and will be headed to Oregon on the last weekend of official visits for the 2013 recruiting season.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound linebacker had planned to visit Arkansas and was going to try to squeeze in an Oregon trip, but he's changed that plan.
He is currently on his way to Los Angeles for an official visit at Southern Cal this weekend where he will hook up with former Mainland teammate Leonard Williams, now the Trojans starting defensive end. Williams was named the Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year after this past season.
Powell, a former Florida commit, will visit South Carolina next weekend (Jan. 25) and then Oregon (Feb. 1). He would also like to get down to Miami, but that trip would have to be taken midweek, likely between the South Carolina and Oregon visits.
Arkansas came into the picture late with Powell after the Razorbacks new head coach Bret Bielema hired former Miami assistant George MacDonald. That was short-lived, however, as MacDonald left the Hogs' staff on Tuesday to take the job as offensive coordinator at Syracuse.
Powell will reveal his decision on National Signing Day (Feb. 6).
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