Noah Potter is staying in Ohio.
The former Ohio State defensive lineman, a Mentor, Ohio native who spent three seasons with the Buckeyes, is transferring to Cincinnati, he announced Monday.
How bout them Bearcats#doublenines pic.twitter.com/m9Cqtquya1— Noah Potter (@noah_potter10) May 16, 2022
Potter, who spent time at both defensive end and defensive tackle at Ohio State but missed the entire 2021 season due to multiple injuries, entered the transfer portal in April in search of increased playing time. He’ll have the chance to earn that at Cincinnati, which had two defensive linemen from last season – defensive end Myjai Sanders and defensive tackle Curtis Brooks – selected in this year’s NFL draft.
He joins a program that already has several Ohio State connections, led by Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell, a former Ohio State defensive lineman and assistant coach. Kerry Coombs, who served as Ohio State’s defensive coordinator for the last two years, is now Cincinnati’s special teams coordinator and cornerbacks coach. He becomes the second Ohio State transfer on the Bearcats’ roster, joining former Buckeye wide receiver Blue Smith.
Potter brings three years of eligibility to Cincinnati, which will be looking to defend its American Athletic Conference crown for a third straight season after becoming the first-ever Group of 5 team to make the College Football Playoff last season.