Rated a three-star prospect and the No. 28 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com, Marty Everett of South Sumter High School in Bushnell, Fla made an official visit to NC State this past weekend. The 6-4, 288 pounder received an offer from the Pack and gave his pledge before departing Raleigh on Sunday morning. Pack Pride talked with Everett after his visit and he gave the details on his commitment to State.
Pack Pride: Marty, did you decide to commit to NC State on your official visit?
"Yes sir, I decided to commit to NC State."
Pack Pride: What was it that led you to decide to commit to the Wolfpack?
"I saw that they needed some help (at defensive tackle) and I felt like I could help them out a lot. The early playing time with them sold me on them for sure and I saw that they have a lot of potential. If I hadn't seen that, I wouldn't have committed."
Pack Pride: Who hosted you on your visit?
Pack Pride: What kind of feedback were you getting from the players already on the team?
"They were just telling me that I needed to come there and they needed me and just telling me all about the good stuff at State."
Pack Pride: What position is NC State projecting you to play?
"They want me to play inside at defensive tackle."
Pack Pride: What were some of the highlights of your official visit this weekend?
"Well, I go to eat at some fancy restaurants. I got to tour the facilities and stuff like that and they had some really nice facilities."
Pack Pride: Which NC State coach was recruiting you?
Pack Pride: You had some interest from other schools like Florida and Tennessee but you made just the one visit to NC State. What happened with those other schools?
"Well, I had a little run-in, a little trouble at school one time and they had slacked off. But then when I got everything turned around, State came along. And they were like even if you don't qualify, we've got a backup plan for you."
Pack Pride: What was the backup plan they talked about?
"They talked about me going to a junior college in Kansas (Butler Community College) for two years and then coming back to NC State."
As a senior, Everett tallied approximately 50 tackles and four sacks en route to all-conference honors and a selection to the Florida North-South all-star game.