Last year at Collins Hill High School in Suwanne, Ga., Andrew Everett displayed his talents on both sides of the football at tight end and defensive end. This spring and in early summer workouts, the 6-foot-4 and 205-pound Everett is maintaining his busy slate on the gridiron.
"I am still at defensive end and tight end and I am working to get better at both spots," said Everett. "I am used to catching pass as a receiver/tight end so that part comes pretty natural to me. Teams are recruiting me for both spots but if I had to choose, I like playing defense the most. You have a different mentality on defense and I like getting after people."
So far this summer, Everett has camped at Southern Miss, Georgia and Kentucky. He currently owns offers from USM, Georgia State, Ball State and Massachusetts and said Mississippi State, Georgia, Kentucky, Syracuse and Western Kentucky are also showing interest.
"There were a lot of schools that came by this spring and then I have gone to a few camps," said Everett, who had 61 tackles with 12 sacks and 14 tackles for loss last year. "Syracuse is also showing interest and Air Force and Harvard came by this spring, too."
Back in the spring, Everett unofficially visited Mississippi State and said he remains in contact with the Bulldogs. He was hoping to make one of their camps this summer and may still do so later this summer.
"Mississippi State and Kentucky are both talking to me," said Everett. "They both said they like me film and wanted to see me at camp."
Yet among his scholarship offers, Everett said another Magnolia State program is sticking out to him right now.
"I like Southern Miss a lot and I like being on their campus," said Everett. "I've gotten to know their coaches pretty well and I like the atmosphere of their program and I like their campus, too."