Chalk Up Another One

This super talented prospect said he's finally running in the 4.5/40 range at 6-foot-6 and 247 pounds. He talks about he's so excited about becoming a Hurricane in this exclusive interview with

In February of last year, the University of Miami won a heated recruiting battle against the University of Texas for super tight end/defensive end Kevin Everett.

However, Everett did not qualify for admission last August and was placed at Kilgore Junior College.

"I'm doing really well," Everett told me tonight. "I have 40-some credits right now and I only need 60. I have one semester left, so I'll be leaving here in December."

Everett said the entire team was tested during the spring, and his numbers were staggering.

"I was 6-6 and 247," he said. "I ran a 4.59 on track and did 36 inches on the vert. But I've been working real hard this summer, especially on my starts and working on explosion drills. We get tested again this week when the freshmen show up. I'll be 6-6, 245 and I want to break a 4.49/40. Since I worked on my starts all summer, I think I can do it. It's odd because in high school it seemed like everyone was running a 4.4, but now we only have a few players on the entire team that run a 4.5 or 4.6."

Everett finished his freshman season extremely well. "I finished as first team All-Conference and was Honorable Mention All-American," he said. "My goal is to be first team All-American this season and just help my team win as much as possible."

Everett said he's gotten some recruiting calls from various schools from across the country, but he has something to tell them all.

"I told them not to bother because I'm going to the University of Miami," he said. "I'm a Cane. That's where I always wanted to go and they have never stopped recruiting me. I've spoken to Coach Chudzinski and Coach Coker and I was telling them that I'm coming. I'm fully committed to Miami and I plan on starting there in December."

There has been a lot of talk on which side of the football Everett will play on once he gets to a 4-year program. He talked about that.

"Miami told me I'll be a tight end," he said. "They actually recruited me to play defensive end out of high school but since I have only been playing tight end out here, that's where they're recruiting me to play."

The standout tight end said he's excited about the opportunity to become a Hurricane.

"I've always wanted this," he said. "I can't wait to start the season and then be able to transfer to Miami after the season's over. They just won the national championship last season and I missed being a part of that. I'm ready now."

Everett joins Royal Palm Beach standout defensive tackle Dave Howell on UM's commitment list. Miami Central's Bryan Pata also committed but has decided to take some visits.

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