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Everett picks Pirates; Sharpe to UNC

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Farmville's Keziah Everett

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By RONNIE WOODWARD
The Daily Reflector

Monday, June 18, 2018

The consistency shown by East Carolina football coaches was key during the recruitment of Farmville Central rising senior defensive lineman Keziah Everett and that led to Everett verbally committing to the Pirates on Monday.

He chose ECU over North Carolina and Virginia. The Pirates were the first to offer a scholarship to the three-star prospect and 6-foot-2, 330-pounder, but plenty others joined the mix after that initial offer.

“A lot of other coaches tried to come and show more love than they were showing, but ECU just stayed the same,” Everett said. “I always felt special when I went around the Pirates and had that comfortable feeling.”

Everett had the hats of East Carolina, UNC, Duke, Virginia and South Carolina on a table on the Farmville Central football field before an offseason workout. Instead of picking up one of the hats to announce his commitment, the lineman turned and ran through a tunnel near the end zone amid yellow smoke and while holding an ECU flag and wearing a Pirate hat.

He collaborated with Jaguars’ head coach Scott Gardner on the idea.

“That was all coach, and we drew it up last night,” Everett said.

He can sign with the Pirates, or another school if he wavers from his verbal nod, in December.

This continues a solid push by ECU lately to secure pledges from elite eastern North Carolina talent, highlighted by signing D.H. Conley star quarterback Holton Ahlers a year ago. Current Conley receiver C.J. Johnson verbally committed to ECU on May 17, and South Central receiver/​defensive end Jeremy Lewis is a Division I recruit and set to make his verbal commitment June 30.

“He is a great person and also his school work is good and off the charts,” Gardner said of Everett, who was at the Pirates’ prospect camp earlier this month and that helped solidify his decision. “A lot of people have helped him and he’s helped a lot of people. I’m mighty proud of this moment and how he represents the Jaguar football program.”

Dream decision

South Central 6-foot-9 rising junior basketball player Day’Ron Sharpe verbally committed to coach Roy Williams and North Carolina on Sunday night during a visit to Chapel Hill.

SC coach Chris Cherry confirmed the news Monday morning and that Sharpe is on track to be the first South Central player to ever sign with UNC’s men’s hoops program. Williams attended a Falcons’ game in Winterville late last season and the talented post player committed to UNC during a time in which Michigan, N.C. State, Virginia, Georgetown and others were recruiting Sharpe, who also excels on the AAU circuit with the Garner Road Bulldogs.

“Carolina really has been in front from the beginning,” Cherry said. “That has always been his dream school and they were definitely the team to beat. I think he knew that’s where he wanted to go the whole time and it was time for him to go ahead and do it.”

South Central graduate Danielle Butts played for the Tar Heels’ women’s team from 2011-15.

Sharpe averaged 14.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per contest as a sophomore. He helped the Falcons to a 27-0 record until an overtime loss to Heritage in the 4-A East Regional finals.

Contact Ronnie Woodward at rwoodward@reflector.com, 252-329-9592 and follow @RonnieW11 on Twitter.

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