National Signing Day 2014: DT Tyler Powell Signs with UNC

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Tyler Powell of Cosby High School in Midlothian, Virginia signed his letter of intent to play for the North Carolina Tar Heels this fall. Powell is a big lineman out of Virginia listed as a three-star prospect by ESPN. Powell committed to the Heels on 6/10/2013 and joins a Top-30 recruiting class for the Heels.

Weight: 252

Height: 6-4

Rank: 68th Positional, 23rd State

Rating: Three Stars (ESPN)

Hometown: Midlothian, Virginia

I really liked what I saw on film from Powell. His skill sets fit best as an interior run-stopping lineman, with a good first step and burst to break into the backfield before the play develops. Tyler Powell uses his hands really well, but needs to work on staying low off the line.

I’m not quite sure where Tyler Powell fits in on UNC’s line going forward. He is a little bit too small to be your typical nose tackle in UNC’s three down lineman defense, but could to transition to defensive end as he gets faster and stronger. Overall, I like his instincts and he should be a really good player for Carolina down the road.

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