Football: Former San Pedro QB Kenny Potter signs with San Jose State

Former San Pedro High quarterback Kenny Potter will finally get the opportunity to play college football, something he always believed he could do.

Potter signed with San Jose State on Wedneday after spending two years as quarterback at Long Beach City College.

At San Pedro, Potter was a three-year all-leaguer and co-Marine League player of the year. He set a school record with 27 touchdown passes in 2011. He also ran for 835 yards and 13 touchdowns.

But for some reason, the scholarship offers didn’t come and he was forced to prove himself in junior college.

“I really feel they missed the boat on him,” San Pedro Coach Mike Walsh said. “He’s in the top five of any player I’ve seen or coached in 25 years in high school.”


Added Long Beach Coach Brett Peabody: “He’s the best quarterback I’ve ever coached. I’ve had seven All-American quarterbacks in my junior college career and he’s by far the best. From a leadership standpoint, I could tell you that every guy on our team would run through a wall for him. His playmaking ability and character is special.”