Simmons: Quick Hitters

Anthony Covington, a 2013 corner out of North Carolina has picked up his first offer. Find out from who and more in this edition of Quick Hitters.

  • Anthony Covington is a cornerback at Mallard Creek in Charlotte, N.C. and he has been locking his side of the field down and making plays all season. He has picked up his first offer and it came from North Carolina State. The 6-foot, 200 pound junior has not visited the Wolfpack yet, but he knows a little about the school because his grandparents went there.

  • Steve Spurrier, Jr. was on the road recruiting Monday and one of his stops was Yulee High School. One of the Gamecock commitments Kelvin Rainey attends that school and the tight end is solid to the Gamecocks.

  • St. Petersburg Catholic (FL) athlete Ryan Green could be on the cusp of picking up two more offers. His father has talked to coaches from Florida and USC recently and both made the Green family feel like an offer was on the way. The Trojans plan to speak with the junior on the phone in the coming days and the Gators sent a coach by his school Monday to take a look at him. He is expected to be one of the top prospects in Florida next year. He could play running back or cornerback.

  • North Carolina State offered Lithonia (GA) M.L.K. safety Janor Jones on Monday. The 6-foot-4, 190 pound senior was leaning towards Middle Tennessee before this offer, but his coach thinks many more could come in shortly. Expect Jones to open things up and to see who all offers before making his final commitment.

  • Miami commitment Keith Brown saw a coach from Georgia at his school on Monday and he is thinking about visiting the Dawgs. Brown has been in contact with UGA recently and he has three official visits remaining. He has visited Clemson and Purdue so far and Georgia is one of many schools still in pursuit. It is 50-50 right now that he signs with UM he told Scout last week.

  • Georgia State picked up a good commitment on Monday night from Chris Jenkins. The athlete out of South Carolina plays quarterback now, but he will play slot or corner for the Panthers. He is quick and shifty.

  • Albany (GA) Westover wide receiver Kenneth Towns has committed to play football for the UAB Blazers. He is a big target, a physical player, and he is a good get for Neil Callaway. Towns lacks the speed it takes to play in the SEC or he would have had many more offers.

    Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager. After less than three years, Simmons was moved to National Recruiting Analyst in July 2011.
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