Freshman quarterback Justin Burke is high on the NC State's incoming crop of receivers, but one of the top prospects from that group is still waiting to receive his latest scores.
Bushnell (FL) South Sumter wide receiver Carlos Everett originally planned to arrive at campus in early July with the other signees, but his enrollment has been delayed.
"I thought I was going to be good to go, but I haven't got the ‘okay' from the school yet," Everett said. "I should know within the couple of weeks I guess. I think it's going to work out fine. I don't really have any doubts, but it would be nice to know something soon."
Everett knows that NC State needs the incoming wide receivers to be ready to play, and he believes they will be up for the challenge.
"We've got a lot of good receivers coming in," he said. "I talk to Darrell Davis almost every day, and we always talk about that. I know a lot of the other guys on the team have said the same thing too. We want to get back to making big plays and playing exciting football."
Should he receive the necessary test scores, Everett will enroll at NC State in August. If he comes up short, he already has plans to attend Hargrave Military Academy in the fall. At Hargrave, he will spend the season on the prep football team and enroll in January once he receives a passing test score.
"If I don't get my score, I would go to Hargrave for the fall until January," Everett said. "I wouldn't mind it too much because I don't think it would be that bad, but I want to go ahead and get up to NC State. That's where I want to be at. I can't wait to get up there and play for them."
Everett has developed a strong relationship with NC State wide receivers coach Dwayne Dixon, and he builds on that bond daily.
"I try and call coach Dixon everyday," said Everett. "He's a great guy, and I'm ready to play for him. He's a good coach... I know he is going to make me a better."
Everett had a huge senior season, as he was rated the No. 26 player in the state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinel and the No. 64 player in the state of Florida according to Scout.com. He was also tabbed the No. 30 wide receiver in the nation according to ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. while earning first-team All-State honors.
Stats: Everett, a 6-2, 185-pound wideout with 4.45-second speed in the 40-yard dash was all but unstoppable during his senior year. The talented prospect finished the year with 66 receptions for 1,280 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also rushed for better than 200 yards on 33 rushing attempts and helped lead his Sumter squad to the state 2A championship game against perennial power Hollywood-Chaminade.
Everett Quote: "NC State is building a strong program, and I want to help them take it to the next level."
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