4-star 2022 CB Daylen Everette fakes out UNC, commits to Clemson

Daylen Everette plays on the defensive side of the ball; however, when the 4-star cornerback committed to Clemson over the weekend, he drew plenty of attention for a certain type of pump fake.

Everette was set to choose between five schools: Clemson, FSU, Georgia, Oregon and North Carolina. With Dre Bly leading the recruiting effort, UNC appeared in good position to land Everette, although Clemson appeared to have a slight edge.

When it came time to announce, though, Everette played the two off one another. At the time of his commitment, Everette stood up and initially picked up the UNC hat in front of him. However, after letting out a “Yeah!”, Everette tossed the UNC hat to his left and immediately picked up the Clemson hat.

247 Sports Composite ranks the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Everette as the No. 37 prospect in the 2022 class and the No. 7 cornerback.

Clemson’s recruiting effort was run by Mike Reed, the program’s veteran secondary coach.

Everette grew up in the Tidewater area of Virginia; however, he played his 2020 prep season for powerhouse IMG Academy in Bradenton (Fla.).

During his 2019 sophomore season in Norfolk, Everette intercepted 11 passes.

Everette is the 10th commit in Clemson’s 2022 recruiting class — and the top overall prospect for the Tigers, thus far.


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