5-star CB Daylen Everette reveals 5 finalists: Clemson, Georgia, Florida State among leaders

Dabo Swinney, Clemson Tigers. (USA Today)
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Five-star cornerback Daylen Everette has narrowed his colleges down to five teams, including Clemson and Georgia.

On his 17th birthday, five-star cornerback Daylen Everette has narrowed it down to five teams for 2022: The Clemson Tigers, the Florida State Seminoles, the Georgia Bulldogs, the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Oregon Ducks.

According to the 247Sports Composite, Everette is the No. 7 cornerback in the country, the No. 7 player from Florida and the No. 38 overall prospect in the 2022 cycle. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound cornerback is playing at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida this fall. Is he about to make Clemson football fans or the Georgia football program very upon his commitment for 2022?

Here is a look at what Everette could do in a Clemson or a Georgia football uniform.

5-star DB Daylen Everette could commit to one of these five Power 5 schools

“I’m planning to go to Clemson sometime around June, I just don’t have a specific date yet,” said Everette to 247Sports. “And also Florida State, I don’t have a date yet either, it might be early June or the next time it opens up because I know it closes in July. Maybe sometime in August or September.”

“With Clemson, it’s just a great program over there and very professional with everything they do and how they develop you on and off the field. Same thing with Georgia, they just put five DBs in the league. They can develop me and take me where I want to be.”

“UNC, me and Dre Bly have that 757 connection (Virginia) and with Tony Grimes being there, me and him are from the same region. Florida State, I have a good relationship with Coach (Marcus) Woodson and Coach (Adam) Fuller over there. Oregon, I talk to Coach (Rod) Chance and me and him have a good relationship as well.”

So far, Everette has an official visit with Georgia on June 18 and one with North Carolina on June 25. He also mentioned that he will take a visit to Clemson in June and to Florida State at some point later this summer. With no mention of Oregon being a place he is planning to visit just yet, the Ducks feel like the fifth most likely place where Everette will end up playing his college ball.

With no 247Sports staffer making a prediction on where he will go, you could make the argument for Clemson, Florida State, Georgia and North Carolina at this point. Florida State is the closest place to where he is playing college ball, so that helps. However, Florida State has been by far and away the least well-run programs of the quintet for the better part of a decade. That matters here.

While the connection to North Carolina by way of Tony Grimes and Dre Bly makes sense, the Tar Heels feel like the third most likely team to get him. That does not mean they aren’t in the mix, but they have not had the success of either Clemson or Georgia in the last five years. So who will it be: Clemson or Georgia? It is too early to tell, but let’s give Clemson the slight edge for ACC reasons.

Wherever Everette ends up committing to will make huge news in the college football landscape.

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