The first two official visits are in place for
four-star Webster (Fla.) linebacker/safety
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Everett (6-3, 210, 4.5) -- a member of the Rivals.com
Rivals100 team and
the No. 2 outside linebacker in the nation -- will visit Florida on Jan. 17
and Miami on Jan. 24.
"I have no favorite team, but those two are probably
on the top of my list," he said. 'I've made unofficial visits to both of
them, and I really liked them a lot.
"Florida needs some safeties pretty bad. They're
saying I could come in and play a lot as a freshman there or maybe outside
linebacker. Miami is set for the next year or so, but it's such a great
team. I'm looking their situation, winning the championship last year and
being in the running for another one this year. That's hard to ignore."
Are there any other teams still in the hunt?
"Tennessee, Nebraska, LSU and South Florida,"
Everett said. "I may visit two or three of them. It's hard to say right now.
South Florida is one I'd probably visit."
Asked why the Bulls may make the list -- a move that
would surprise some -- Everett said he's been impressed with that program
throughout his recruitment.
"They're an up-and-coming team close to home," he
said. "I like the atmosphere at Raymond James Stadium. It's probably the
best stadium I've been to. I like the way they play defense, flying to the
ball, and the way they're coached. They're playing a good schedule, too.
There's some top teams coming up in the future for them.
"That's a situation where I could go in and be part
of building a good program, whereas you may be just another player at those
other places. I've given that some serious thought."
Everett has recorded 75 tackles and four
interceptions this season despite missing two games with a high ankle
sprain. He's also played quarterback for South Sumter (9-1), rushing for 480
yards, passing for 350 and scoring six touchdowns.