"I found out that I was just short on the test, and I have to go to Hargrave for a semester," said Everett. "I go to Hargrave on August 14th. It's not the way I wanted to go, but I've got to get it done. I'm going to enroll at NC State in December.
"I talked with the coach at Hargrave, and he said he's glad to have me there. He said he heard I'm a great player, and I can play for them and then get out of there in January after I get my score."
Although he will be a recruitable athlete and other colleges are sure to come calling, Everett says his commitment to NC State will remain firm.
"I'm solidly committed to NC State," Everett stated. "There's no doubt about that, and it's because of coach Dixon. He's the best wide receivers coach I know of, and I won't go anywhere else. I'm going to play for him.
"It's the best place for me. I already have some of my boys there, like Darrell Davis, and I'm going to head back there and take care of business once I get done at Hargrave."
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 player."
Although he was tabbed a two-star prospect by Scout.com, Everett is considered one of the top wide receivers in the country and perhaps the most complete wideout signed by NC State in 2006.
The brother of Florida Gator linebacker Earl Everett, he had a huge senior season at South Sumter, 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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