Senior captain... Three-year starter for 5A squad located northwest of Tampa... Starting TB since sophomore season; started at DB, safety and LB on defense... Named team's Most Valuable Offensive Player as senior, helping East Lake to 7-4 record and first round of 5A state playoffs... Rushed for 723 yards as senior while contributed 72 tackles and three INTs on defense... Named first team All-Pinellas County by St. Petersburg Times... Had eight solo tackles in postseason Pinellas County All-Star Classic, involving senior standouts from 24 schools in the area... As junior, rushed for 787 yards before missing last three games with ankle injury... Returned one kickoff and two interceptions for touchdowns during career... Also played guard on basketball team and ran hurdles for track & field squad
Micah Adam Powell... Son of Chris and Claudette Powell... Born on Sept. 17, 1989... Has an older brother and sister... Dad works in construction; mom is a nurse... Enjoys skateboarding... Plays the clarinet and flute... Plans to major in Human & Organizational Development.
EAST LAKE HEAD COACH BOB HUDSON
"Micah was an extremely productive player for us at East Lake, starting both ways for three years. He's a young man who brings a lot of athletic ability to the field.
"Micah is a confident player, a guy that plays fast and has a great motor. Micah is a guy that never stops, and is one of those players that does the little things necessary for success.
"Micah has solid experience at several defensive positions. After doing a good job at defensive back as a sophomore, we put him at safety and even gave him some snaps at outside linebacker as he filled out and got stronger. He possesses the physicality that teams are looking for in their safeties."