Webster (Fla.) South Sumter athlete Earl Everett is one of the best players in the Sunshine State this year and the 6-foot-3 "Mr. Everything" lists a new top five but admits recruiting is really on the backburner for him right now.
The new contact period for recruiting began on September 1st but Everett was out of town and couldn't take any phone calls from college coaches. But that doesn't mean the schools didn't try.
"There was many that called but I was out of town," Everett said. "My grandmother had told me there was a few that called yesterday. I'm just getting in from practice and she said a few more called today while I was at practice so hopefully they'll be calling a little later."
Everett said his team, South Sumter High School, didn't play in a kickoff classic last week. They're getting prepared for the regular season opener this week against Crystal River. Earl said recruiting isn't a big focus of his right now because he's occupied with other things.
"I haven't really been concentrating on it too much lately," Everett said. "I've just been worried about getting my ACT score raised up and working towards a state championship in my last year in high school."
Everett said he won't worry about lining up any official visits until after the season. He is taking in a few college football games though-- he'll be in Gainesville for two consecutive weekends.
"I made it to the Florida-UAB game," Everett said. "It was a very intense game. I really liked it. I'm really looking forward to this Saturday with Florida-Miami."
Everett was reluctant to name any favorites at first but offered these schools as his top five.
"I'd probably say Miami, Florida, Georgia, South Florida, and probably LSU," Everett said.