Potter chooses South Dakota for football, will begin career vs. Johnson’s KU
Basehor-Linwood seniors Drew Potter and Ben Johnson played their final high school football games together in October. Turns out, they may share the same field when they begin their college careers.
Next month, Potter will sign a letter of intent to play football at the University of South Dakota, an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision team that will open its 2013 season on Sept. 7 at Kansas University, where Johnson will sign to play as a tight end.
BLHS football coach Steve Hopkins called the 6-foot-4, 236-pound Potter a key part of the Bobcats’ defense for the past three seasons in addition to leading the Bobcats’ rushing attack the past two seasons.
“They got a good one,” Hopkins said. “I expect him to compete to play as a freshman.”
Hopkins added that he expects South Dakota to play Potter in the backfield as a fullback or halfback “because of his size and ability but also because he does catch the ball so well.” In 2012, Potter averaged more than 10 yards per reception.
Potter led the Bobcats with 1,123 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns in 2012 and received first-team All-Kaw Valley League honors in the process.
Potter and Johnson will make their choices official Feb. 6 on National Signing Day.