Potter: I'm going to one of the top places

Zach Potter of North Vigo (Terre Haute, Ind.) High School., signed with the United States Military Academy on Wednesday. Look inside for a photo and quotes from Potter.

Zach Potter Profile

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound kicker committed to the Black Knights on November 2nd, 2014, the day of his offer, to his recruiter Tucker Waugh.

"It didn't take me long to commit after Army extended the offer because I knew (at West Point) I'd be going to one of the top places in the country for academics. You really can't get that level of education anywhere else and get to play D-1 football. It's something I've always wanted to do. I think serving my country is an awesome part of the deal. I'm excited for it. I can't wait to do it."

Potter selected Army over an offer from Eastern Michigan.

"I ran into Coach Waugh at the Northwestern camp. He said was impressed what he saw out of me and liked that I was a punter and a placekicker. He liked the explosiveness in my kicks and that I could do all three; punting, placekicking, and kickoffs."

Potter was eight for 13 in field goals on the 2014 season with a long of 47 yards. He was 29 for 32 on PAT's. He punted 34 times for a 38.7 average with 14 inside 20-yard line. On kickoffs, he had 22 touchbacks. His senior accolades include: first team Class 5A All-State punter (Indiana Football Coaches Association), first team All-Conference (kicker and punter), first team All-Wabash Valley (kicker), first team All-Academic Wabash Valley. He hold numerous school records including: most field goals in a game (3), season (9) and career (23), most kicking points in a season (91) and career (204), most PAT's in a game (8), season (62) and career (135), highest game punt average (53 yards), most punts in a career (123). Potter was selected to Kornblue Kicking FAB 50 as the fourth-rated ranked punter and tenth-rated kicker, a Top 50 kicker and punter by Chris Sailer Kicking, a Top 50 punter by Kohl's Kicking, a Top 20 kicker and punter National Camp Series, and a Top 10 kicker and punter by The Kicking Coach Kicking Academy.

Zach is the son of Terri and Corey Potter. Potter he will spend his first year at West Point Prep.


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