Update: November 28
2012: Carried the ball three times for five yards and had one kickoff return for 16 yards against USF (11/23)...had five carries for 29 yards against Temple (11/10) ... rushed four times for 18 yards against Fordham (10/12) ... caught eight passes for 44 yards against Delaware State (09/14) ... scored second career touchdown ... opened season with eight catches vs. Pittsburgh (09/06), including a 25-yard reception.
2011: Saw action in 10 games at running back and on the kickoff return squad ... rushed 23 times for 108 yards and a touchdown ... had four carries for 30 yards in hi UC debut against Austin Peay ... also returned one kick for 28 yards ... had four carries for nine yards at Tennessee ... set career highs with 10 carries for 55 yards and a touchdown against Akron ... had a season-long carry of 13 yards ... toted the ball twice for nine yards against NC State ... finished with three carries for nine yards at Miami (OH) ... had two kick returns for 39 yards, including a long runback of 27 yards at Pittsburgh.
Bishop McDevitt High School: A four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com, and 247Sports.com ... MaxPreps.com lists him as the No. 6 tailback nationally and No. 51 player overall ... Rivals.com ranks Poteat as the No. 6 player in Pennsylvania, the No. 15 running back nationally, and lists him on the 2011 Rivals250 ... Sporting News ranks him as the No. 76 recruit nationally ... helped lead the Crusaders to the PIAA Class AAA championship game as well as a 2010 AAA District III Championship ... rushed for 1,724 yards and 31 touchdowns this season and finished his career at McDevitt as the school's all-time leader with 84 total touchdowns ... named to the Associated Press AAA 2010 All-State Team ... selected to play in the 2011 PNC Big 33 Football Classic ... named a finalist for the 2010 Mr. PA Football Award ... as a junior, ran for 1,664 yards on 269 carries for 27 touchdowns, leading the Crusaders in those categories ... totaled 4,832 yards rushing through his prep career ... coached by Jeff Weachter.
Personal: Son of Linda and Jamil Poteat ... born 1/19/93 ... cousin of NFL defensive back Hank Poteat ... intends to major in criminal justice ... also recruited by: USC, Notre Dame, Florida, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia.