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DE Noah Potter (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MD Buckeye, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I thought the same thing on the bolded...typically it is the opposite with most HS recruits who just use size to bullrush on almost every play. Kid is incredibly athletic but has some pretty advanced technique in several areas. Get him some Coach Mic time and a little teaching from LJ Sr., and he will be a nightmare for opposing offenses. Does anyone know if he plans on enrolling early? He is one kid who I think could benefit from enrolling early and could help us out right away.
  2. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    Pretty sure both he and Zach are coming in January. Sweetness
  3. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    That would be amazing. With Bosa gone and Young likely gone after the next year, we ideally get those guys ready to produce and get experience right away. No RS for either imo.
  4. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

    That is correct. Both Noah & Mr. Harrison are early enrollees.
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  5. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

  6. MSURacerDT55

    MSURacerDT55 Lineman aficionado

    I said it before and will say it again, He will be the closest thing to the Bosa's we will see, besides the size and number 97, he has similar elite short area quickness and outstanding technique. Favorite prospect of the class
    Jaxbuck, ShowMeBuck, Hstead and 5 others like this.
  7. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    Yeah, don't give the ball to Carlos Hyde, who wasn't tackled for a loss THE ENTIRE SEASON!

  8. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Both Joey and Nick Bosa will be in the NFL, but a defensive end wearing No. 97 with brown hair flowing out of the back of his Ohio State helmet will still take the field at Ohio Stadium for the next three to five years.

    Meet freshman Noah Potter. The Mentor native unafraid to follow the Bosa brothers and Cameron Heyward, who each left a legacy with the jersey number he now inherits.

    Potter didn’t randomly end up with No. 97. Of course not. No one accidentally ends up with a pair of digits that represents such recently heralded players. Per famed defensive line coach Larry Johnson, Potter asked for the number, the one he has worn dating back to high school.

    “Sometimes I have flashbacks watching 97,” Johnson said this spring. “Some different guys have been in that jersey number. So we'll see how it goes.”

    Johnson doesn’t want Potter to feel like he’s in the Bosa shadow, even though undoubtedly the first thing every Ohio State fan watching will think whenever he records his first sack will be, “Wait a second, is there another Bosa brother?”

    “The guys who have wore that jersey have been great football players,” Johnson said. “Really outstanding players. Noah's just got to be himself. He can't follow those guys. Those are special players.”

    Just being Potter means being the next defensive end that Johnson believes can turn into a force at the college level before eventually developing into an NFL prospect. Given the studs who Johnson has coached both in Columbus and at Penn State, that’s simply the expectation at this point.


    Potter entered the program as a four-star prospect ranked No. 334 in his class. He was the 23rd-ranked strong-side defensive end and the ninth-rated recruit from Ohio. Ryan Jacoby, a fellow four-star prospect from Mentor, joined him in the Buckeyes’ 2019 recruiting class.

    Defensive end Chase Young, Jonathon Cooper, Tyreke Smith, Javontae Jean-Baptiste and Tyler Friday return this fall, comprising a position group not lacking in depth or top-tier talent. But those who have watched Ohio State play in the past decade certainly won’t overlook the edge rusher wearing No. 97.

    “(Potter) has big shoes to fill,” Smith said through a giant smile, laughing as he spoke. “But I think he's fine. Nick, he did a lot for his program. I think he understands what he has to do. But I tell him don't worry about that stuff. It's just a number. You go out there and play your game. Just make sure you're good. Just play hard. Do the best you can do. We're not playing for Nick. We're playing for this unit. It's a brand, coach J said. We've got to play for this brand, and we've got to put on a show for everybody.

    “Everybody's watching us, and everybody's expecting the Rushmen on the D-line to come out there and prove something to the other team. I think he just has to go out there and play his game, and he'll be fine.”

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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Buckeye Football Freshman Focus 2019 — DE Noah Potter


    Noah Potter was one of Ohio’s top prospects in the 2019 recruiting class and had offers from most of the nation’s top football programs.

    He signed with OSU over offers from Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, Penn State, and the like.

    At 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, Potter proved to be an intimidating figure as a high school defensive end.

    A 4-star prospect, Potter was the No. 23 strongside defensive end in the 247Sports Composite and the No. 334 player overall. The No. 9 player in Ohio, he was a First-Team All-State selection each of his final two seasons in high school.

    He is one of two defensive ends in the 2019 recruiting class, joining 5-star prospect Zach Harrison in enrolling early and participating in spring ball.

    Potter is ahead of the game in terms of seeing playing time this season because he arrived in the winter by enrolling early.

    What To Like
    If you’re going to play defensive end at Ohio State, that’s cool. If you’re going to request the No. 97, as Potter did this year, you better be pretty damn good.

    Noah Potter has been somewhat overshadowed in Ohio State’s recruiting class by Zach Harrison, but he is never actually overshadowed on the field.

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  11. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  12. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Excited on this one, really think Noah will be special here. Congrats!
  13. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    same with me. this kid is gonna wreck havoc once he gets the chance
  14. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    We got a great pair of bookends with Noah and Zach. Mick and LJ are going to turn these guys into monsters. Picturing them down the road with Vincent and Togai makes me smile. Me likey!
    LovelandBuckeye and MARVYMARV14 like this.
  15. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Looks pretty good rocking that #97

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