Potter will be in attendence for WIU

At 6-foot-7 and 240 pound Potter from Creighton Prep is by far and away the best college prospect in the state this year. Big Red Report had a chance to catch up with Zach and talk about his busy summer and what is coming up this fall.

The summer has come and gone, but Zach Potter from Omaha (Nebr.) Creighton Prep spent the summer on the gridiron and the hard-court. After attending football camps and playing AAU basketball it's time to get back into preparing for the upcoming season.

"The summer went good. I went to four football camps and played basketball. We traveled all over. It was great," Potter said.

For his AAU team Potter played forward or center depending on other personnel on the floor. Like basketball, Potter could play at least two positions on the football field.

It's not a matter of needing to play one over the other. Potter has a more realistic approach to it and says now that whichever position gets him on the field quickest he is open to. "I like both position a lot. Whatever school I do end up choosing they can decide that for me."

This summer it wasn't a matter of what position he was going to play in college. This fall he'll play both for Prep. So when it came to making improvements in his football game it came on both sides of the ball.

"I tried to improve my pass routes. That was the big thing that I tried to improve on. My take-off on the snap of the ball on both offense and defense."

Teams have had a similar approach with Potter saying to him that most like him at both positions. "Pretty much. Nebraska, I think, is mainly looking at me as a defensive end and they are open to letting me play tight end. Kansas State is looking at me as a tight end and open to letting me play defensive end. It really depends on the school and the situation, but they are all open for me trying either or."

Zach has accumulated four offers so far coming from Nebraska, Kansas State, Kansas and Iowa State. Zach mentioned that to him a couple of other schools are seriously considering offering like Notre Dame and Iowa.

"My top three would probably be Nebraska, Kansas State and Notre Dame in no particular order. I haven't set any officials up yet, but I have some ideas in my head. I know that I will be at the first Nebraska game on September 4 for an unofficial."

In-state, there won't be many teams with more firepower than Creighton Prep this fall. Last year they finished 12-1 and lost to eventual state champion in the finals, Millard North. This fall, led by Zach, they are ready to make another run at the title.

That week of Nebraska's season-opener is also Creighton Prep. It should be a heck of a match up as traditional power Lincoln Southeast takes on Prep at Seacrest on Thursday night (September 2). The schedule doesn't get any easier as they take on Millard North the next week.

Potter caught himself saying that the Lincoln Southeast game is a 7:00 "tip-off". When asked if he had any plans to play college basketball he admitted that the dream to play college basketball is probably gone. "My future is brighter with football."

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