Power Echols

  • Pos LB
  • Height 6-0.25
  • Weight 225

Prospect Info

  • High School Julius L. Chambers
  • City Charlotte, NC
  • Exp 2021 - ...

North Carolina Tar Heels

  • Jersey #23
  • Class SO
  • Age 19

As a Prospect

247Sports Composite®

0.9408
  • Class 2021
  • Committed 1/25/2020
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 03/23/2020

Charles Power
Charles Power National writer

Projection

4-7 Round Day 3

Comparison

Denzel Perryman Los Angeles Chargers

Shorter than most top linebacker prospects. Has a lean upper-body with a more developed lower half at this stage. Highly productive from his linebacker spot, helping to lead his team to a state championship as a junior. Is the focal point of one of the best high school defenses in North Carolina in some time. Primarily lines up on the inside. High-level instincts and effort result in play speed that is among the best at the position in the 2021 cycle. Diagnoses quickly and is tenacious in pursuit. Physical and embraces contact, both as a tackler and in taking on blocks. Has above average striking power and throws his body around as a hitter. Disruptive as a blitzer. Forces a high number of fumbles. Needs to continue improving his consistency as a form tackler. Doesn't show a ton in coverage to this point and will need to continue adding mass at the next level. Projects as a Power Five starter with the upside to develop into a NFL Draft selection.

Athletic Background

An early enrollee who is a four-star prospect listed as the nation’s 126th-best player, the No. 7 inside linebacker and the No. 7 player in North Carolina in the 247Sports Composite • Ranked as the nation’s 155th-best player, the No. 12 inside linebacker and the No. 10 player in the state according to Rivals • Tabbed as the nation’s 154th-best player, the No. 2 inside linebacker and the No. 8 player in the state according to ESPN • A member of the ESPN 300 • An SI All-America candidate prior to his senior season • Two-time Charlotte Observer Defensive Player of the Year • A two-time all-state selection • Amassed 389 tackles, 28 sacks, 57 TFL and 11 forced fumbles over his three-year prep career • Named to the Butkus Award watch list prior to his senior season • A unanimous all-state selection and the AP and Charlotte Observer Defensive Player of the Year as a junior • Posted 156 tackles, 14 sacks, 22 TFL and seven forced fumbles • Led Vance to state and regional championships and posted 6.5 tackles and 1.5 TFL to earn MVP of the state title game • A MaxPreps All-American, an ALL-USA North Carolina pick and an all-state selection as a sophomore • Also named AP and Observer Defensive Player of the Year • Led Vance to a regional championship • Tallied 162 tackles, eight sacks, 23 TFL, two INTs and four forced fumbles • Recorded 71 tackles, six sacks, 12 TFL and two forced fumbles as a freshman • Competed in basktball as a freshman and sophomore and track and field for three seasons • Coached by Glenwood Ferebee.

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