FSU head coach Mike Norvell is looking to add more talent to a 2022 defensive back recruiting class that already has commitments from two of the most highly-ranked prospects in the country in cornerback prospects Travis Hunter and Sam McCall. One prospect that could bolster this year’s class is Daylen Everette from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, who took an official visit to Florida State during the last full week of June.
Everette, who is 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, is rated as the 40th-best overall prospect in the country for 2022. Hunter ranks No. 2 overall and McCall is No. 28 overall.
Everette’s trip to Tallahassee was preceded by an official visit to Georgia and followed by an official visit to North Carolina. The Osceola recently caught up with Everette to talk about his visit to Tallahassee.
“Before the visit, I wasn’t too sure how I felt about (Florida State), but now that I’m actually seeing them in person, they’re up high for me,” said Everette.
Everette keeps in contact with multiple coaches on Florida State’s staff but his strongest bond is shared with secondary coach Marcus Woodson.
“He’s really cool, down to earth,” said Everette of Woodson. “He’s laid back. You can just talk to him, it’s not always about football and stuff like that, so that’s why I like him.”
FSU will have some allies at IMG with Everette’s recruitment. Two of his teammates, quarterback AJ Duffy and offensive tackle Aliou Bah, are already committed to the Seminoles for 2022. That and a little love might go along way for FSU in helping secure Everette’s signature on National Signing Day.
“Feeling the love from the school,” said Everette when asked what was most important to him in the recruiting process.. “Showing that they actually want me.”
Dane Draper contributed to this article. All player ratings and position rankings are courtesy of 247Sports.