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Daylen Everette says Florida State offer felt like birthday gift

’Noles looking to shake up Old Dominion in ’22.

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Daylen Everette is a 6’0 180 pound cornerback from Norfolk, VA.

The Class of 2022 prospect attended Norview High School before transferring to IMG Academy in August:

He has a 94 rating (4-star) from the 247 Sports Composite List. The sites consider him the 148th best player in America (17th best CB and 17th best player in Florida).

Everette has offers from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson Tigers, Florida Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, LSU Tigers, Maryland Terrapins, Miami-Florida Hurricanes, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, N.C. State Wolfpack, North Carolina Tar Heels, Ole Miss Rebels, Oregon Ducks, Penn State Nittany Lions, Pittsburgh Panthers, South Carolina Gamecocks, Tennessee Volunteers, Texas A&M Aggies, Virginia Cavaliers, and Virginia Tech Hokies, among others.

In early May, he was offered by Florida State on his 16th birthday:

TN caught up with Everette recently to get a better look inside his recruitment:

Which coach did you speak with when getting the offer?

“Coach Woodson.”

What was that convo like?

“It was good—we were really just trying to get to know each other.”

What was your reaction to the offer?

“I was very excited—he offered me on my birthday, so it felt like a birthday gift.”

When you see the name Florida State, what comes to mind?

“I think of the past DBs that went there: Deion Sanders, Jalen Ramsey, Derwin James, Xavier Rhodes, etc...”

We noticed Coach Norvell followed you on social media—how does that feel?

“It was pretty cool—I actually talked to him earlier today.”

Nice—how’d that go?

“We were just talking about how our weekends were, and how he wants to recruit me like I am Class of 2021.”

How would you describe your style of play?

“I’m versatile—I can play different coverages, but I like playing press man the most.”

What player(s) do you look up to/model your game after?

Ramsey and Stephon Gilmore.”

What do you like to do for fun outside of football?

“I like to play video games.”

What’s a fun/random fact about you people might not know?

“I’m left-handed.”

What all do you do left-handed?

“Everything, pretty much—sometimes, I eat with my right.”

Are you planning to visit FSU when the Dead Period’s finally over?

“Most definitely.”

What other schools are you hoping/planning to visit?

“Florida, Clemson, Penn State, LSU, Georgia, and Tennessee.”

What are the biggest things you’re looking for in a school?

“I want to go somewhere I’ll get a good education, a great atmosphere, and where I can get on the field early.”