The Florida Gators stand in the top 12 schools for 2022 cornerback Daylen Everette, who plays his high school ball at IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) and originally hails from Norfolk (Va.).
Everette, 6-foot, 180 pounds, is considered one of the best cornerback prospects in the class of 2020, standing at No. 8 at his position by consensus rankings. Joining Florida in his top 12 schools are Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Penn State, North Carolina, Oregon Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Florida State.
Simply put, Everette is a playmaker that virtually every program in the country should want on its football team. Possessing ideal length for the cornerback position and great athleticism, Everette routinely makes plays on the ball and forces turnovers. He tallied 11 interceptions during his sophomore season at Norview (Va.), before making the move to IMG Academy.
Everette reportedly runs a 4.5-second 40-yard dash and benches 260 pounds.
Florida recently hired former Auburn defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff to an undisclosed position on its coaching staff, after parting ways with cornerbacks coach Torrian Gray and safeties coach Ron English. McGriff could get off to a good start within the secondary by keeping Florida in the conversation with Everette's top schools.
Shortly before it was reported that Gray would no longer work at Florida, the Gators lost a commitment from 2022 cornerback Sam McCall, leaving UF without any defensive backs in its upcoming recruiting haul. Getting Everette into the mix would leave Florida feeling more comfortable at the cornerback position as it begins to build its next class.