Poteat Ready to Decide

Four-star running back Jameel Poteat of Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.) is close to making his decision, and he spoke to ScarletReport.com about it. Poteat doesn't have an announcement date or time set, but he acknowledged "I'm ready to get it over with and be a kid again." Are there favorites? And what is going into his final decision? Come inside to find out.

Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.) four-star running back Jameel Poteat is feeling the weight of the recruiting process, has seen enough schools and is ready to end his recruitment.

The talented player said Tuesday afternoon he is yet to rule anyone out of his top eight despite recent reports he is down to Rutgers, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, but by this time tomorrow his destination could be known.

His other schools are Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Notre Dame and USC, despite a recent report suggesting the Trojans were eliminated from contention.

"USC is still in the mix, but I feel like I could commit any day now," Poteat said. "I'm just ready to get it over with. I have a couple schools that I really like."

Poteat does not have an announcement date set, but added he likely will have a press conference at his high school when he is ready to make his decision public.

"I sense the decision is coming," Poteat said. "I may wake up one morning and that's it." Poteat has visited some of the schools, including Rutgers and Pittsburgh, on multiple occasions, and that could enter into his thought process.

"I'm going to think about my comfort level with the school, and my comfort level with the coaches," Poteat said. "I want a place that feels like it's home."

Even with Poteat on the verge of making a decision, offers are still coming his way.

The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Poteat said Minnesota offered him recently and the coaching staff was trying to get him to visit, although that appears unlikely.

Poteat had planned to make a few more visits during the summer, but that will not happen.

"That's off the chart right now," Poteat said. "I'm ready to get it over with and be a kid again."

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