Recruiting is starting to heat up for Bushnell (Fla.) South Sumter defensive tackle Marty Everett. He currently holds three scholarship offers and is getting attention from a number of other college programs.
"Right now it's Florida, UCF and Tennessee still (that have offered)," Everett said. "A few schools have been by. I've seen Mississippi State, LSU and Tennessee is getting ready to come down soon.
"Right now, my top four is Florida, Tennessee, UCF and LSU."
Led by the efforts of assistant coach Earl Lane, the Tigers are making a strong push for the 6-foot-4, 300-pounder.
"Right now, it would be LSU recruiting me the hardest," Everett said. "They are trying to get in it. Coach Lane has been telling me a lot. They have been telling me about their first round draft picks, how the school is academically and what they have done on the field."
The Gators also have been attempting to sell the positive points of their program.
"The coaches from Florida have been sending me stuff about the academics and how they rank No. 2 in the country in academics and how they train in the weight room," he said.
Dan Mullen is recruiting Everett for the Gators.
Tennessee remains a strong player. Matt Luke is recruiting Everett for the Vols.
"Coach Luke has been keeping in touch," Everett said. "He's been sending texts keeping me informed about things."
The Vols once were the leader's for Everett, but now have drawn even with the rest of the pack.
"Right now, I have no current leader," he said.
Everett plans to head to Orlando next month to check out the Golden Knights.
"UCF has invited me to check out the campus on June 1," Everett said. "They are in the top four and I like them."
"Everybody is recruiting me as a defensive tackle," he said. "I am looking at how they do on and off the field, how is the conditioning and how they prepare for a game and how many games they win."
At the moment, Everett is participating in spring practice with his South Sumter High teammates.
"Right now, spring practice is going real good," he said. "It's going way better than last year."