"I liked it a lot," he said of his first visit to Auburn. "We went to the Hall of Fame and toured everywhere. We went to the athletics place (football complex) and on the (football) field. It was kind of cool and it was fun."
Covington, who is 6-1, 192 pounds, said he has started on his high school football team since he was in seventh grade at Admiral Farragut Academy. The past three seasons he said that he has started at St. Petersburg High. He also plays goal keeper on the soccer team.
"I would probably say I do better at punting and kickoff," he said when asked what his strengths are in football. "Those are my strong points." He said that his longest field goal he has made in a game was 48 yards and has hit one from 64 yards out in practice.
Covington said that he is being recruited by Miami, where he plans to visit next week, and the University of South Florida, where he visited last weekend. He said he has also been contacted by Georgia, Florida State, Florida and Minnesota.
The punter/kicker said that Auburn assistant coach Jay Boulware is recruiting him and spent a lot of time talking with him and his family on Friday. "He is a cool guy to hang out with," the high school junior said.
Commenting on Auburn, he said, "It looks like a good home environment. I loved the school."
Last season he made the All-Pinellas County team after averaging 43 yards as a punter while making seven field goals. He earned honorable mention All-American by prokicker.com.
Covington has trained with kicking guru Jamie Kohl in the past and said he Will Likely attend one of the Kohl Kicking Academy camps this year.