Westlake (Calif.) Oaks Christian in a word is loaded. It is one of the most talented teams to cross Southern California in some time. Oaks Christian will send more kids to the D-I level than some states. The talent level is that good.
When you are a junior on team like this sometimes it is difficult to garner any attention, but wide receiver Chris Potter is beginning to make a name for himself.
Potter made the all-state sophomore team in 2005 after accounting for 37 receptions for 671 yards and eight touchdowns.
Potter had an outstanding off-season and was very impressive in every passing league Oaks Christian participated in.
In two game Potter and his Oaks Christian teammates are 2-0 and have outscored the opposition 109 to 6.
Oaks Christian isn't the kind of school that will pad stats just to make their players look good.
In two games Potter has five catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 23.6 yards per catch.
The thing about Potter is he's very tough and fearless. He makes the tough catch over the middle.
Some in the area have compared Potter to Houston Texan wide receiver and former Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Colorado State wide receiver Dave Anderson.
"Chris is very fast and has great quickness," Oaks Christian coach Bill Redell said. "He has both and there is a difference between being fast and quick."
"Chris is kind of an unsung hero for us," Redell said. "He kind of reminds of my old offensive coordinator Steve Coury who led the Pac 10 and maybe the nation in receiving for Oregon State in the late 70's."
"Chris is a heck of a player," Redell said. "He's a D-I receiver."
"Chris backs up Jimmy Clausen at quarterback and he's a heck of a quarterback, too," Redell said. "He's such a great athlete."
"Chris hasn't had a chance to show his stuff as a quarterback because we have had such a big lead," Redell said. "Like I said he's a D-I player."
Potter already has an offer from Troy the same school that gave Florida State all they could handle last weekend and is already getting recruiting attention from Ole Miss, Kentucky, San Diego State, Hawai'i, Colorado, Colorado State, Oregon and Michigan State.