Defensive end/tight end Everette Brown hails from Wilson (N.C.) Beddingfield. While he calls a small town in the South home, he's almost certain to be playing big-time college football down the road.
"Tennessee offered me a scholarship recently, and that's got me all excited," said Brown. "I knew I had the ability to play at the next level, and Duke offered a while back, but Tennessee is just huge. It takes some pressure off knowing schools like that want me."
The 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end/tight end runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds and has a frame that will allow plenty of growth. Does he have a leader?
"Tennessee and Duke are definitely two of them," he said. "They're pretty different. Tennessee is known for their great football and playing in the SEC, and Duke's academics are real solid. I think there would be more playing time there too. I also like UNC, Miami, Georgia and a few others. I'll look at the schools in this state, and then any real good football schools across the South."
Brown has earned a reputation as one of the top pass rushers and pass catchers in North Carolina, and he's poised to have a tremendous senior campaign.
"I just love playing the game," he said. "There's nothing like lining up, beating an offensive lineman or two and wrapping up that quarterback. On offense I like blocking, but it's real nice to run a route, catch a pass and then run over defenders."
Brown has received scholarship offers from Duke and Tennessee, and is receiving letters from his other leaders in addition to schools like Michigan, Nebraska, Clemson and South Carolina. As a junior he recorded 106 tackles and seven sacks, and caught about 25 passes for 400 yards en route to all-state honors.