Potter Pledges To NU

Coach Bill Callahan made it clear that he wanted 15 commitments by the end of October. He is now one step closer to that goal with the commitment of TE/DE prospect Zach Potter of Omaha Creighton Prep. When did Zach make the decision and what prompted him to select the University of Nebraska over its competitors for his services?

Zach Potter, a four-star TE/DE prospect out of Omaha, Nebraska's Creighton Prep has officially become Coach Bill Callahan's first in-state commitment for the 2004-2005 recruiting class.  "My dad and I went down there this afternoon and sat down with Coach Callahan and told them I was going to commit.  I decided I wanted to go to Nebraska 100% about two weeks ago," Potter said.  Nebraska edged out Kansas State, Notre Dame and Kansas for the high school senior's commitment.  


In asking what prompted him to join Coach Callahan's first recruiting crop, Potter pointed to the impressive list that has already accumulated.  "When you look at the recruiting class, Harrison Beck, Craig Roark, Phillip Dillard, it's a top 5 class.  It's something special to be a part of that.  Another big thing was the relationship with Coach Callahan and the coaches and being Coach Callahan's first in-state commit is something that's pretty special to me.  I hope he remembers that for a long time," said Potter.  Indeed, Potter brings an impressive list of athletic talents to Coach Callahan's disposal.


Potter has spent time at both the defensive end and tight end positions in high school and believes he will get a shot at both in his collegiate career.  "Both could be a future, we talked about that today.  They're going to leave it open to me where I can play offense or defense, we'll see how summer conditioning goes and once we hit fall next year, we'll hopefully have a better idea about it and go from there," stated Potter. 


Coach Scott Downing recruited Zach to Nebraska and Potter admired the hold-over from the previous staff's honesty.  "He tells you things straight-forward. He's a great guy.  We already had a relationship from Coach Solich's staff.  He's just a great guy," said Potter.  Zach wants to do what he can next year to make sure that he and his teammates will be successful.  "I hope to prepare my teammates to play and uphold Nebraska traditions," stated Potter.


As yet another highly sought after prospect pledges to the Cornhuskers, one has to wonder what's next for an already loaded recruiting class.

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