According to a pair of news reports in the last 24 hours, the University of South Dakota football program has picked up two more high-profile recruits.
First, Sioux Falls O’Gorman do-it-all speedster Will Powell confirmed to the S.F. Argus Leader Monday that verbally committed to USD.
Powell (6-foot-1, 205-pound) caught 26 passes for 658 yards and seven touchdowns while also rushing for 642 yards for the Knights. Defensively as a safety, he made 37 tackles and had three interceptions.
Powell said he chose USD over Northern Iowa.
And then today, I saw online that Donovan Bowens of Arvada, Colo., recently chose to play at USD.
Bowens, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound running back from Pomona High School, had also reportedly been considering Colorado, Colorado State, Washington State, Wyoming, TCU, Boise State, Oklahoma State and Kansas State. If that’s the case, this would be a huge “get” for a transitioning USD program.
National signing day, the day USD will announce its recruiting class, is Feb. 4.