In-state kicker on Clemson visit: "Every time I go it gets better"
|Friday, April 21, 2017 1:01 PM- -|
The Clemson Tigers have been known nationally for their stout defense and fast-paced offense the last few years. However, fans of Clemson know too well the importance of a steady foot in a big game situation.
Whether it was Chandler Catanzaro missing a 31 yarder in Auburn of 2010 to send the game to 2OT, or Catman splitting the uprights at the stroke of midnight to knock off #4 LSU in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl four years later. Kickers may not be on the field the entire night, but they play an important role when the time comes.
TigerNet recently spoke with kicking prospect BT Potter out of Rock Hill (South Point High) about his trip to the Clemson campus for Clemson's spring game and he came away impressed with what Clemson had to offer.
“It was awesome. Every time I go it gets better,” Potter said when asked about his visit. “The best part was talking with coach Swinney and coach Scott. They think I have a good shot at getting a grayshirt offer, and they are super impressed with me.”
As a junior, the 5'11 South Pointe High kicker went 11 for 15 in field goal attempts with a long of 49 yards, and averages 60 yards in kickoffs.
Potter currently holds an offer from Mercer, but some feel he will pick up more D-1 scholarship offers as the season progresses, but what Potter is really looking for is an offer from the Tigers to play in Death Valley.
“It’d mean a lot. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a Clemson fan," Potter said of a Clemson offer. "Playing football at the collegiate level would be amazing, but playing for Clemson would make it even better."
He also thinks the 2018 recruiting class could find their way to No. 1 nationally.
“I think It’s gonna be one of the top classes in the country, and it’s only going to get better. I’ve heard many people say this might be the best class they have ever had,” Potter said.
Potter seems like the character player Swinney and his coaching staff want on their team: a hard-working player with a good attitude according to his ChrisSailerKicking.com player review:
"BT is an extremely talented kicker. A great athlete with a huge leg and big time D1 potential. Field goals are smooth and accurate off the ground. Kickoffs are a major strength, near the very top of his class. He is also an outstanding punter. A competitor that does his best under pressure. He kicks with great confidence. I expect BT to dominate this spring and summer and pick up D1 offers. A fine young man with a great attitude and work ethic. His best is still ahead of him. Fantastic prospect."
With both Tigers kickers, Greg Huegel and Alex Spence, being seniors in the 2018 season, Clemson coaches will look to fill a need at the kicker position with a strong, reliable player. If Potter can progress and develop in his senior season at South Point High, Potter could be that guy.
I don't know why they hatin' from the bleachers, im way too busy ballin I can't hear em pic.twitter.com/8DccaGBRWI— BT (@btpotter10) April 16, 2017
From the 35. pic.twitter.com/kaIgXT7w8e— BT (@btpotter10) April 10, 2017