Potter Talks Recruiting

Long Beach QB Kenny Potter (6-2, 210) talks about receiving his first offer and where things stand at this point in time on the recruiting front...

"UNLV offered me (last week) and they want me to visit and I'm looking at taking my official visit there on December 6th, but a lot of things depend on how we do in the playoffs," Potter told JCFootball.com. "I was really happy when they offered. I feel really blessed that they gave me the opportunity."

In addition to the Rebels, Potter has also been talking with the likes of Indiana, Syracuse, San Diego State, BYU and New Mexico State.

"All of them have been talking to me and I'm open to everyone," Potter said. "I know I can play at the highest level. I just need to find the right spot for me and a place I can feel comfortable."

Since graduating from San Pedro (Ca.) High School, Potter has been one of the top dual-threat JUCO quarterbacks in the country.

"I greyshirted the 2012 season at L.A. Harbor and then followed coach (Brett) Peabody here to Long Beach," Potter said. "I'm a quarterback who can make plays with his legs, but I prefer to be a pass-first guy.

"If the play isn't there to throw it, then I can take off and hurt you with my legs. I don't stop going through my progressions though. I think I'm smart with the ball and I like to let plays develop, but like I said, if they don't, I've got no problems with taking off and making plays with my legs instead."

As a freshman in 2013, Potter led the Vikings, a moribund program for quite some time, to a 4-6 record and a near-miss to receiving a bid to a bowl game by completing 64.5% of his passes (191 of 296) for 2,808 yards, 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions while running for 592 yards and a team-high 14 touchdowns on the ground.

This season, Potter missed four games with a broken non-throwing (left) arm, but he still managed to completed 61.2% of his passes for 1,345 yards with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also carried the ball 53 times for 379 yards and five touchdowns.

"I came back and played against Riverside (a 27-21 loss) because that was a big game, but then I sat down for our last two games to make sure I was healed up and ready for the playoffs and also making sure I was healthy when it was time to sign with schools," Potter said.

Potter, who is a very good student, will finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2014 football season.

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