A five-star kid’: How Mishael Powell bet on himself and won with a Washington scholarship

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The Seattle Times

SEATTLE — Mishael Powell is a five-star kid. He doesn’t need a recruiting ranking to tell him it’s true. And he wouldn’t be at Washington if he didn’t believe it. Powell — a 6-foot-1, 200-pound cornerback from Seattle — earned scholarship offers from Columbia, Yale, Cornell, Georgetown, Eastern Washington and Air Force in the 2019 class. His parents were both first-generation college graduates with Ivy League educations — with Yvonne Powell earning a Ph.D. from Penn State and a master’s degree from Columbia, and Darrell Powell earning an MBA from Harvard. His parents understandably preferred M…

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