Everett ready to make mark with Pierce

L.A. Pierce could have one of the top secondaries in the JUCO ranks this year and one player who is sure to garner some interest from four-year schools is CB Kasseim Everett (5-10.5, 180). The talented corner signed with Delaware out of high school, but wanted to play for an FBS program, so he joined a friend who was already with the Brahmas and hopes a big 2011 season results in some offers...

"I just wasn't that happy (at Delaware)," Everett told JCFootball.com recently. "I wanted a fresh start and I wanted to try and play at the highest level I could.

"I had a friend out here already, Gerald Bowman, and he said I should come out and play because Pierce is building up a great program here and they play against top teams every week."

Everett played as a freshman in 2009 with the Blue Hens, but redshirted in 2010 due to some nagging injuries.

"I just couldn't get completely healthy," Everett admitted. "I had a hamstring injury, then an ankle injury and when you have to break on passes and make cuts, it just wasn't working, so they decided to redshirt me."

After the season was over, Everett moved west and joined his friend and now he claims he's ready to show the football world what he can do.

"I can play zone or play man, but I prefer to play man," Everett said. "Just the competition, the battle with the receiver, that's what I love and I'm confident in my abilities to make plays and to help my team in anyway that I can."

Obviously, recruiting hasn't really even begun for Everett since schools have yet to see what he can really do on the field, but he hopes a good spring and an even better fall result in some attention.

"Right now I'm just getting my name out there," Everett said. "I'm open to anyone that wants to recruit me and I'll go anywhere right now. I want the chance to show people what I can really do on the field, so this spring is really important for me and I've been working at it like this is my last shot because in all reality it could be."

Everett is on pace to finish his degree in December and he will have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

We'll continue to keep track of his progress and will update things as they happen.

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