OLB/DE | 𝑷𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝑮𝒐𝒓𝒅𝒐𝒏 | 6’3 220 | Auburn, AL | Auburn HS
𝐒𝐢𝐳𝐞 & 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝗺𝐞 - 6
𝐑𝐚𝐰 𝐀𝐭𝐡𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐬𝗺 - 8
𝐅𝗼𝗼𝐭𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐈𝐐 - 7
𝐒𝐄𝐂 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 - 6
Powell Gordon is a name that has been on multiple coaches radars. Coach Harsin decided he had seen and heard enough.
Gordon, who is now headed to play his college football at Auburn, is an “unrated” sleeper prospect from VERY nearby, Auburn High School. (I have him rated as a 🌟🌟🌟 89.2). Even though he’s now committed to Auburn, his senior year should get him even more attention.
Powell shows flashes of scary potential as an edge rusher; His flexibility and bend on the edge are as good as the most highly rated prospects in this class.
While watching his film, he doesn’t look like the biggest guy on the field—yet he’s 6’3 220. The fact that he looks skinny is a good sign as his frame is going to be able to hold much more weight. Regardless of being somewhat light as an edge rusher, Gordon was virtually unblockable against 7A Alabama opponents week in and week out.
He made his presence known in the 7A State Championship against National Power Thompson (Alabaster).
I love that he shows a high understanding of the edge position as his stance is perfect in order to get a great jump on every play. His motor is extremely high and only operates at one speed: wide open.
I will be watching him closely his senior year as he continues to add weight and strength to go along with the major athleticism.