May 29, 2006

Canes make inroads with UNC star DT

Ahoskie, N.C., Hertford County High School defensive tackle Tydreke Powell received a UM scholarship offer two months ago.

"Defensive line coach Clint Hurtt told me I had an offer, and they sent me a letter, too," Powell said.

Powell has hit it off with Hurtt.

"I call him twice a week," Powell said. "He's real easy to talk to. I talk to him just like I talk to my father. I talk to him a lot, and the North Carolina coach a lot also."

For now, it looks like UM and UNC may be the teams that will battle it out for Powell.

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