Lacey’s Jordan Powell Commits to New Hampshire

Lacey senior tight end/linebacker Jordan Powell, who was an ASM third-team All-Shore selection this fall, said Wednesday that he has verbally committed to the University of New Hampshire after taking a visit there over the weekend.

The All-Class B South pick had 52 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, an interception and also blocked one punt and one field goal for a defense that gave up 16 points per game for a Lions team that made the state playoffs. Also a tight end, Powell had 6 catches for 131 yards and a touchdown. He also overcame a potentially fatal bout of MRSA that caused him to miss the season opener against Wall.

Despite his strong career at Lacey, Powell did not have any offers until after New Year’s Day when Wagner became his initial offer. He also added a scholarship offers from Maine and New Hampshire before settling on his decision. The Wildcats compete in the Colonial Athletic Association, one of the top conferences at the Football Championship Series (Division I-AA) level.

“I fell in love with New Hampshire,” he said. “It’s a great college, and the players are amazing. I was getting pretty nervous when I didn’t have any offers, but after all the colleges were done with the (FCS) playoffs, they started calling me and it worked out. It feels great to finally be done with it.”

Powell said he has been projected as a tight end or defensive end at New Hampshire, whose roster currently includes freshman wide receiver Jared Allison (Matawan); freshman wide receiver Mike DeTroia (Barnegat); and redshirt freshman running back Nico Steriti (Toms River East). The Wildcats are also heavily recruiting uncommitted Wall senior quarterback Steve Cluley.

Email: stump@allshoremedia.com

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2 Responses to “Lacey’s Jordan Powell Commits to New Hampshire”

  1. Josh Says:

    what is the word on Cluley? what schools are in on him? i think i remember reading somewhere that Syracuse, UCONN, Delaware and New Hampshire showed interest

    • allshoremedia Says:

      New Hampshire, Maine, some NEC schools are all in on Cluley. I believe he is taking a visit to William & Mary this weekend, so clearly they are also right there among his finalists. Looks like he will land at a CAA school.

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