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FSU Offers Playmaking Corner Daylen Everette

Florida State defensive back’s coach Marcus Woodson has continued to review film and break down recruits during the pandemic. One of his latest offers is to Norfolk, VA cornerback Daylen Everette. We caught up with Daylen to talk about the offer from the Seminoles.

Norview High standout Daylen Everette will be a contender for the top player in Virginia for the 2022 recruiting class. At 6’, 180 pounds Daylen is coming off of a highly efficient sophomore season that saw him pick off 11 passes while also playing both ways for his team. The shut-down corner’s involvement with Florida State happened quickly, resulting in an offer.

“Coach Woodson, the defensive back’s coach, watched my film and said that I would be a good fit for what FSU is trying to do on defense,” said Everette. “My recruitment with them started this morning after my coaches told me to call them. I like FSU because of the past defensive backs that have played there. My favorite player right now is Jalen Ramsey and he went there. I like how he plays, how he talks trash, and how he can back it up. He is a lockdown corner.”

Daylen says that he is at 20 offers right now. While he has plenty of time to make a decision he says that it will be hard when it is time to start picking out favorites. 

“I have 20 offers, and I have a lot of time left, so I think it is going pretty good,” Everette said about his recruitment. “All of my offers are to play cornerback. I have some great offers right now. Clemson is talking to me but they have a strict rule where they don’t offer until you’re a junior. That offer would mean a lot because they make you wait for it. Once it gets time to start picking favorites it won’t be easy.”

Everette is a good athlete on top of being a good football player. He offers a lot of versatility for Norview on both sides of the ball.

“When I was younger I played offense, but as I have gotten older I’ve realized I like defense more and I am better at it,” said Everette. “Scoring touchdowns is fun but stopping the other team is more fun. We play a 4-3 over and some base cover-4 on defense, and I’ve played more press man. I had 11 interceptions last year. I used to play safety which helped my ability to track the ball. In the youth league I had 27 interceptions in 3 years. I’m usually put on the other team’s number one guy. I like to get my hands on the receiver and dictate what he is able to do. I like corner a lot.”

“On offense, I play running back and receiver,” continued Everette. “The play call dictates where I play. I had something like 700 yards rushing and 200 yards receiving. I didn’t get many chances to catch the ball. I think I had 9 total touchdowns.”

Daylen says that education is first and foremost and that is the most important aspect of where he will choose to play on the next level. After that is the chance to earn playing time. 

Stay tuned as we track Daylen’s recruitment and upcoming junior season.


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