Mani Powell - Football - Arkansas Razorbacks

#35 Mani Powell

LB | Fr | 6-3 | 234 | Fayetteville, Ark. | Fayetteville HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rated the No. 3 prospect in Arkansas and the No. 37 linebacker nationally according to 247Sports … Played his senior season for head coach and former Arkansas QB Casey Dick at Fayetteville High School … As a senior, was limited to four games due to an injury … Posted 32 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, five quarterback hurries, one pass broken up, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble … Also saw time at running back, rushing eight times for 16 yards (2.0 ypc) and three touchdowns … Member of a Fayetteville team that reached the state title game, going 10-3 … Previously played at McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio … Played seven games in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic and recorded 81 tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, seven quarterback pressures and two forced fumbles … Also contributed at running back, logging 138 yards (7.3 ypc) with three touchdowns … Earned Northeast Inland District Defensive Player of the Year honors and was named first-team All-Ohio … Also was a state-qualifying wrestler and placed third at state in the discus and fifth in the shot put at Canton McKinley … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Michigan, Syracuse, West Virginia, Indiana, Toledo and others.

PERSONAL: Son of Shaunta Michael … Has two brothers, Elijah and Eugene, and a sister, Euraezshia … Born June 8, 2003.