Interview: Kevin Everitt

The talented defensive end delivers very encouraging news for Hurricanes fans.

Texas standout defensive end Kevin Everitt could be just days away from becoming the newest addition to the University of Miami football program.

"I finished high school with a 2.7 core and I passed the ACT. I didn't have a passing score until late, but that wasn't the problem. Just before I was about to report, they found an error on my transcript, which is causing the delay," Everitt said moments ago.

"But now they think it wasn't an error and my transcript is going through the final admissions process," he said. "Rob Chudzinski talked to me last night about it."

At 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, Everitt was one of the most talented defensive ends UM has signed in recent memory, so getting him into school would be huge.

"Coach Chudzinski will be letting me know between now and next Wednesday because that's the first day of classes there," he said.

How confident is Everitt and Miami? "We think there's about an 80 to 85 percent chance that I'll be at Miami next week, we're just hoping the error on my transcript wasn't what they thought it was."

Everitt talked about the other 15 to 20 percent. "If things don't work out and I can't go there, I'll probably look into going to Kilgore for a year or two before returning to Miami."

However, Everitt would rather think of the likely and positive scenario. "I'm really looking forward to the opportunity of playing for the Hurricanes," he said. "We're going to have a great team this year."

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