The offers continue to grow for Everson but at this point it all seems to just be an embarrassment of riches. Mr. Everson explained that they are blessed to have enough choices at this point. "We've got all of the offers we need now, so, I'm trying to be tactful, we have more offers but it's just a moot point now," said Everson.
The last time we spoke Cedric had 48 offers. They stopped counting but Mr. Everson game some more examples of what was waiting for him when they returned home from that trip.
"We got back home [from the last trip] and there were offers from Duke, Maryland, Syracuse, and Missouri, just off the top of my head," said Everson. "Of all the schools down south, actually of all the schools so far… he loves Georgia Tech."
Mr. Everson was asked then if the Yellow Jackets were still at the top of the list.
"No doubt, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind," said Everson. "We've been everywhere. We've been to Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Notre Dame. When we were down at Tech, like I told you before, it was like he was he had been there two years already; and that's great. My philosophy has always been to see everything so that you know."
Georgia Tech Linebacker Coaches Brian Jean-Mary has since taken a trip to visit Everson.
"BJ, the linebackers coach, he was up here last week," said Everson. "He spent all day with me and my boy. It was a good thing. He stayed for the whole track practice to check him out and everything. I thought that was great."
Mr. Everson continues to appreciate the recruiting approach taken by the Tech coaching staff. He said, "You can only take the faking stuff so far and they genuinely like him; they really want him. Tech is a great school."
It appears that the recruiting process could end for Everson within the next month or so. The west coast trip is the last trip they have planned.
"As soon as we get back from out West, that's it; it's a done deal," said Everson. "We just want to see everything. When you have an opportunity like this you might as well take advantage of everything and see everything. And that's what he's doing. Every place we've gone before, and we've been pretty much all over except for the West, we're 10-15 minutes into a presentation and he's like, ‘you ready?' And I'm like, ‘whoa, we just got here; we're going to hear the spiel.' When we got to Tech; we got there at noon, then it's almost 6:30, going on 7, and I've got to nudge him, ‘we've got a 4 hour drive back to Pensacola.' That's just how connected he felt."
Everson was asked how other places have compared since being in Atlanta a few weeks ago.
"We're very courteous to them and everything but when you find a home… And especially with him being our youngest," said Everson. "I really have a hard time with my wife letting go because he's her baby. If you're going to be out-of-state and away from home she wants to make sure he feels very comfortable. I told her, ‘you should have come to Tech with us.' But she's happy because she's talked to the coaches over the phone and she gets a good feel for them as well. Of course, she's going to go down for the official visit too. But we all feel good about it, even my older boy."