D.I.T.R: Mon’Trel Everett – DT

Mon’trel Everett is a 6’1″ 300 pound defensive lineman at Wayne County High School – located in Waynesboro, Mississippi. Everett is a dominant emerging talent at the 5A level within the state. He is in the class of 2024, giving him one more season at Wayne County High School. Mon’Trel is a powerful athlete with a massive motor that consistently plays through every down he is on the field.

Despite his massive stature, Everett is also known for his speed and agility as a lineman. He has the ability to quickly change direction and pursue the ball carrier, making him a nightmare for all opposing teams. Everett’s strength allows for him to bull rush interior offensive lineman and break through into the backfield, even when double-teamed. I had the opportunity to speak with Mon’Trel about his young playing career so far:

Q: When did you start playing football?

I did not start to play football until 6th grade. Growing up, we never could really afford it. I always knew I would want to play football but did not get the chance to start until I was able to play in school.

Q: Do you play any sports other than football?

No sir, I am a football guy through and through.

Q: What are some of your favorite aspects about playing on the defensive line?

I like shedding tackles and disrupting the play. Force the ball carrier to take a different route, and bounce into my linebackers behind me.

Q: What is something that you have struggled with before, and have worked to improve?

I would say giving my best effort when I am tired. I work on that everyday. I try to go harder and harder in the fourth quarters because that is when it really counts. Everybody can be good when they are not tired, but everybody has to be good they are tired. I work on that everyday by running cardio and conditioning, because I have to work even when I am tired.

Q: What are some strengths you have that can make you an impact athlete on the field next season, or at the next level?

I think my biggest strengths are my bull rushing abilities and splitting the tackles. That is probably what best defines me as a defensive tackle. Just knowing what I am supposed to be doing and when I am supposed to do that.

Q: What are you looking forward to this upcoming season at Wayne County High School, any specific goals for you?

I want to win Mr. 5A defensive player of the year for the state of Mississippi. I plan on getting a ring with my team. I want more tackles than I had least season, and I want 10+ sacks. I have my expectations pretty high, but I know I can do it.

Q: Who is someone that you look up to at the defensive tackle position, whether they are at the collegiate or professional level.

I really look up to Will Anderson Jr. and Jalen Carter, college guys at Alabama and Georgia. I really look up to Will because he never takes a play off. He is a dog, and is non-stop. When I play, I try to play like him, take no plays off and go 100% every play I’m in.

Q: How would your teammates describe you?

I think they would say I am a funny, serious person. I am very open to talk with; I try to make sure everybody does what they are supposed to do. Look out for each other, motivate each other, and help each other out because we all want to see each other win.

No. 1 DT – Mon’Trel Everett

Everett is a humble person off of the football field. He is someone who works very hard to reach his goals at such a young age. On the field, Mon’Trel is a freak of nature. Watching his film, he has a nonstop motor that allows him cover the field side to side with ease. This prospect shows a top tier skillset that has gone vastly unnoticed so far. He plans on proving he is worthy of playing at the next level this upcoming season, as Everett with be a senior for Wayne County High School.

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