The long wait may soon be over for Rivals.com 2005 five-star recruit of the year Jerrell Powe.
After being fully rejected by the NCAA on two occasions, and permitted to enroll at Ole Miss on scholarship last year, but not play football, Powe’s attorney, Don Jackson, told RebelSports.net on Wednesday that he feels Powe will be cleared by the SEC to play for the Rebels this fall.
“I’m optimistic that the right thing will occur,” Jackson said. “I think things will work out just fine. I think we could hear something very soon.”
Sources familiar with the Powe action, which is being reviewed by SEC league officials, agreed with Jackson’s assessment that it appears Powe will soon be cleared, but cautioned that soon could be as far away as the middle of July.
Powe, a 6-foot-3, 342 pound defensive lineman, was named the top prospect in the nation coming out of Waynesboro, Miss. in 2005. He was heavily recruited by Auburn, but the Tigers backed off due to grade issues and Powe surprised college football fans when he committed at the US Army All-American Bowl to LSU in January 2005.