As we said in a previous update, there aren’t many athletes better out West this year than West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade’s Marcus Everett. The 6-1, 190 pound two way standout visited Washington State this past weekend and will trip to UCLA this weekend. Could a decision be around the corner?
Everett is a strong candidate for All-State recognition after a dominant season on both sides of the ball. Everett caught 63 passes for 1,145 yards and 16 touchdowns to go along with 71 tackles and four picks on defense. He has size, speed and toughness and projects very well at the college level.
“Washington State was a great trip,” Everett said. “Jesse Taylor was my host and he’s an old teammate of mine and it was great to see him again. It’s a family atmosphere at Washington State and I liked seeing how well the players and coaches on the team bond with each other. Pullman is a little different than what I’m used but there’s a lot of California players on the team and Jesse said you get used to it there real quick.
“It was a little cold there, that’s another thing I would have to get adjusted to. In fact, I actually caught a cold while I was up there because of the change in climate. I still had a great time there and I can definitely see myself playing for Washington State.”
Everett was originally set to visit UCLA (Dec. 19) but had to move it up because of a basketball tournament that same weekend.
“I really like UCLA a lot,” Everett said. “I have a trip with Oregon for (Jan. 9) but there’s a good chance I’ll commit to UCLA on my visit. If I really like it there, yeah I can definitely see myself going there. It’s close to home, I like the coaches and I kind of grew up wanting to play for UCLA. Karl Dorrell being a former NFL receiver coach is also a factor for me because he knows what it takes to get to that level.”
Everett is also a mid major basketball prospect but has yet to play this season due to an ankle injury he suffered during football season. There’s a chance he could double sport in college although football is his top priority and the sport he primarily wants to focus on.