Everette Brown, the No. 3 weakside defensive end in the country, has committed to the Florida State Seminoles.
"Everything seemed right about Florida State," said the 6-foot-4, 238-pounder from Wilson (N.C.) Beddingfield. "Tallahassee has three schools around there and it has a great college-town feel. I'm not a big city or bright lights guy, so I liked what I saw at FSU. And coach (Bobby) Bowden is a legendary coach. Playing for him can't hurt your resume."
Brown had quite a resume already leading up to his verbal commitment to the Seminoles. He had two quarterback hurries in the Shrine Bowl all-star game between North Carolina and South Carolina top high school recruits. He also recorded more than 200 tackles over the last two years. He was drawn to FSU, because of the top talent that goes there.
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"I want to be somewhere that has the best players, and you have to push to be the best," Brown said. "That is one thing I really liked about Florida State. The players there were great and the academics were great with a very good business school, which is what I'm interested in."
He chose Florida State over schools like North Carolina, North Carolina State, Georgia and Virginia Tech. Brown has visits set up to North Carolina and Virginia Tech this month, but said he is leaning towards not taking them.
"I called Coach Bowden to tell him I was committing and he said to come on down," Brown said. "I'm ready to go. They talked to me about defensive end or tight end, but mostly defensive end. I like the defensive coaches there, and I hope I like playing at defensive end. But I'm ready to do whatever it takes to win games for Florida State."