There was understandable jubilation and excitement among Ohio State fans, players and coaches on Monday evening after the commitment of 4-star in-state defensive end Noah Potter.
Potter is the younger brother of Micah Potter, a sophomore big man for the Buckeyes basketball squad, and the teammate of Ryan Jacoby, a fellow 2019 Ohio State commit. His older brother and now-and-future teammate were just two of the many supporters and friends to celebrate Potter’s decision on Twitter.
Micah (@BigJam_23) was understandably excited to have his little brother coming to campus to join him.
— Micah Potter (@BigJam_23) April 17, 2018
Jacoby (@Ryan_Jacoby) was already planning out their future living situation and preparing to take a step forward from sharing a locker room to sharing a dorm room.
MENTOR TO COLUMBUS!!!! I’ll bring the PS4 to our dorm room! Congrats bro!! https://t.co/1CEkptyWA0
— Ryan Jacoby (@Ryan_Jacoby) April 17, 2018
Potter hails from Mentor, Ohio, a town near Lake Erie in Northeast Ohio. One of Ohio State’s 2018 signees and fellow defensive end Tyreke Smith lives in nearby Cleveland Heights and took to Twitter to congratulate his future teammate.
YEEAAAAAAAAAA !!!! There we go brooo💯💯💯 https://t.co/2FCP4CYIZ4
— Tyreke Smith™ (@T_23_baller) April 17, 2018
Ohio State’s coaches were understandably excited. As is tradition, recruiting coordinator Mark Pantoni led off the celebration.
— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) April 17, 2018
Larry Johnson, Potter’s future defensive line coach at Ohio State, joined in not longer after. Johnson might be entering his 42nd year in coaching, but he didn’t miss a beat and expressed his excitement in landing the commitment via Bitmoji (which is eerily similar to the real man, by the way).
Boom 💥 Welcome to the Family !! pic.twitter.com/jQv9NTMQHw
— Larry A. Johnson (@R2X_Rushmen1) April 17, 2018