Clemson football: 4-star CB Daylen Everette perfect speed, strength blend

4-star Clemson football CB target Daylen Everette, a talented IMG Academy product, announced his commitment to the Tigers on Saturday afternoon.

Everette, who is ranked as the No. 7 cornerback in the nation by 247 Sports’ composite player rankings and the No. 11 cornerback in the nation by, announced his commitment to Clemson over finalists North Carolina, Georgia and Florida State live on CBS Sports HQ. Everette is rated as the No. 37 overall player in the nation by 247 Sports’ composite and the No. 78 overall player in the nation by Rivals.

Everette joined his IMG Academy teammate 4-star S Keon Sabb, who announced a commitment to Clemson just an hour earlier. 

For his commitment, Everette picked up the UNC hat and acted as if he was going to put it on. He then threw it off to the side, put on the Clemson hat and revealed his Tiger t-shirt underneath.

“Clemson is a national championship team. They’re a prestigious program with both academics and athletics,” Everette said on CBS Sports HQ.

4-star CB Daylen Everette is the perfect blend of size, strength and speed for the Tigers’ defensive backfield

The Clemson football coaching staff handpicked three cornerbacks to target in this 2022 recruiting class and they’ve now garnered two commitments.

4-star Toriano Pride committed just a few weeks ago and Everette committed this weekend.

The unique thing about Everette is his blend of size and speed.

Clemson has a proven track record of developing bigger cornerbacks and putting them in the league- look at A.J. Terrell and Trayvon Mullen as examples- and there’s no doubt that played at least as a factor into his decision.

Everette is 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds and he’ll have the potential to play at close to 200 pounds once he gets into the weight room and develops.

Size and physicality are two of his strengths, but don’t think that means he’s sacrificing coverage ability or speed. Everette is a top-notch cornerback who does an excellent job flipping his hips and using his footwork to mirror wide receivers on routes. He broke 4.4 on his 40-yard dash. That shows just the type of player that Clemson will be getting.

As far as what’s next for the Tigers at the position? They’ll continue to recruiting 4-star in-state product Jeadyn Lukus as they look to fill depth at a position that took a bit of a hit this season following a transfer and a dismissal.