Originally the plan for West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade athlete Marcus Everett was to take his upcoming visit to Oregon this weekend and then make his decision between the Ducks and UCLA. It appears his decision will now be put on hold as a traditional Midwest power has come in to the picture for Everett.
Everett, a 6-1, 190 pound athlete who could play receiver or cornerback in college, has taken official visits to Washington State and UCLA and will head to Oregon this weekend.
“A lot of players from the CaliFlorida Bowl will be up there,” Everett said. “I’m very interested in Oregon. They’ve been recruiting me for a long time and I like the direction of the program and the stability of the coaching staff.”
Everett, who’s also a mid-major basketball player, sprained his ankle late in the football season and is just now getting back in to the swing of things on the hardwood.
“Playing in the CaliFlorida Bowl last week probably didn’t help my ankle much,” Everett said. “I’m about 85% right now. I’ve played in about three games but I don’t have my hoops back yet. I can’t even dunk right now but I’ll get it back.”
Just when Everett felt he was ready to make his decision, Notre Dame came calling and head coach Ty Willingham will be in the Everett home next week for a home visit. The athlete will likely set up an official visit to South Bend for (Jan. 16).
“I’m definitely interested in Notre Dame, that’s a big time school right there,” Everett said. “Coach Willingham seems really interested and I’m excited about getting out there and seeing what the school is about. I’m not sure what the day Coach Willingham is coming over but he said it would be sometime next week. Coach Dorrell from UCLA is coming over on Monday but that’s the only other home visit I have set up for next week.”