The ACC attracts some of the best talent in the country. That's not a big secret. And one of the top areas for talent is Washington D.C. Top flight talent is everywhere. However, one of the city's native sons is in Florida but he isn't forgotten in the recruiting circles for a number of ACC coaches. David Potter, a 6-foot-6, 185-pound wing, is at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. and he's hearing from coaches in his favorite conference.
The Washington D.C. native is enjoying the success in the Sunshine State at IMG sits at 16-4 for on the season. Amongst a number of Division I players, the three-star scorer is averaging a modest 13 points a game and he's making sure the high-majors take notice.
"Clemson is probably recruiting me the hardest," Potter said. "They've been down here two times and Maryland came down once."
The Tigers have made a strong push with the class of 2006 prospect.
"I like them because they are in the ACC. That's as tough as you're going to get and that's where I want to play. Plus, I know (assistant coach) Kevin Nickleberry for a long time. Basically since his days at George Washington so that's something I like about them, too."
A chance to get closer to home is something that he's really thought about, too. That's why he's listening closely to what the Maryland coaches are saying.
"I've thought about that a lot," Potter said. "A lot of it depends on how much they recruit me. If it's the right situation, I'll look at it."
Potter said Florida, Florida State, Wake Forest, Arkansas and Georgetown are also involved, sending letters and making their presence known. Potter said he'll roll with the talented D.C. Assault once again this AAU season.