Priore announces addition of Cincinnati transfer Jameel Poteat
May 13, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook head football coach Chuck Priore has announced the addition of running back Jameel Poteat (Harrisburg, Pa.). Poteat, a transfer from Cincinnati, has two years of eligibility remaining and will join the Seawolves for summer workouts.
Poteat, who will help the Seawolves offset the graduation of Miguel Maysonet, will join senior Marcus Coker (Beltsville, Md.), junior James Kenner (Willingboro, N.J.) and sophomore Jamie Williams (Hamilton, N.J.) to form another talented backfield for Stony Brook. The Seawolves have rushed for more than 3,400 yards in each of the last two seasons.
"We're excited to add Jameel to our team," Priore said. "He's a very talented player who will have an immediate impact on our team. He possesses a great combination of speed and toughness and comes from a great high school in Pennsylvania. I think he'll enjoy playing in our system."
Poteat played in 21 games over two years with the Bearcats, seeing time at running back and special teams. As a sophomore, Poteat rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown. Poteat recorded career-highs of 10 carries and 55 yards and a touchdown against Akron in 2011.
A 2011 graduate of Bishop McDevitt, Poteat was a consensus four-star recruit and top-100 player. MaxPreps.com listed the 5-10, 207-pound back as the No. 6 running back nationally and No. 51 player overall. He finished his senior season with 1,724 yards and 31 touchdowns and graduated as the school's all-time leader in total touchdowns (84).
Poteat, who finished his prep career with 4,832 rushing yards, was named to the AP AAA 2010 All-State Team. He was a finalist for the 2010 Mr. PA Football Award and was selected to play in the 2011 Big 33 Football Classic, pitting the top players in the state of Maryland versus Pennsylvania.
Poteat also was recruited by USC, Notre Dame, Florida, Pittsburgh and West Virginia before choosing Cincinnati.