Santa Ana's Potter could play anywhere

Offensive line coaches are always looking for players that have the ability to play multiple positions and Santa Ana OG Tyler Potter (6-4, 296) is just such a prospect. JCFootball.com spoke with the talented offensive lineman and he updated us on things including which schools have said they like what he has to offer...

Potter was a full-qualifier after he finished his prep career at Santiago High School in Corona, California.

"I didn't get a lot of recruiting attention and I really liked coach (Jeff) Jones here at Santa Ana," Potter told JCFootball.com. "I also had a bunch of friends who had come down here already from Santiago so it was just the best move for me."

Last season, Potter moved around for the Dons starting two games at center and eight at right guard.

"I feel like I can play all of (the positions) well if a team needs me to," Potter said. "I'm more of a finesse type of a player. In high school, we played mainly out of the spread and I played tackle so I feel like I can pass-block pretty well."

One thing that Potter said he's working on this summer is his snaps as well as his preparedness before the snap.

"I was talking with a four-year coach who had seen me play and he told me I was back on my heels too much before the snap, so that's something I'm going to work on a lot," Potter said. "Also, I want to get my snaps more consistent. I was pushing them to the right or left too much and that can't happen. I need them to be more consistent."

Recruiting is still in its infancy with Potter, but that doesn't mean schools haven't shown him interest.

"I've talked with Washington a little bit and UTEP too," Potter said. "Eastern Michigan and Akron have both been talking to me too, but no offers have come in just yet.

"My coaches said to just be patient because they will come. I just need to work on getting better and the rest will take care of itself."

Besides his impressive size, Potter also has been hard at work in the weight room, posting a 335-pound bench press, a 295-pound power-clean and a 515-pound squat.

Since Potter was a full-qualifier out of high schoo, he is able to leave at any time, but expects to return for his sophomore season at Santa Ana to finish up his AA degree in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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