The Arizona Wildcats have been stacking upon on defensive recruits lately, but they ventured to the other side of the ball for their latest commitment, picking up a pledge from three-star quarterback/tight end Colby Powers on Friday.
Self-listed at 6-foot-5, 240 pounds, Powers attends Klein Collins High School in Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston. He is not ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings, but the site’s own rankings peg him as the No. 109 tight end in the country.
Powers also held offers from Colorado, Louisiana-Monroe, New Mexico, UTSA, Houston Baptist and Incarnate Word. The Wildcats just offered him on Tuesday. His older brother Bryson is a safety at Tulsa.
Colby has a versatile skill set. In 2019, he completed 91 of 159 passes (57.1%) for 1,329 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions. He also rushed for 304 yards and nine touchdowns, is known to be a good blocker, and has some interesting tools as a receiver, even though he’s only caught one pass for 16 yards in high school:
Powers becomes Arizona’s 10th 2021 commit, but only the third on offense. All 10 recruits have committed since the beginning of May. Prior to his commitment, Arizona’s class ranked 66th in the country and sixth in the Pac-12.
Here are his junior year highlights:
Fun fact: Powers also plays baseball.