Only time will tell whether the offer eventually makes its way to the Providence Day prospect. Though he is listed at just 5-7 and 172 pounds, Covington told Pack Pride recently that he is up to 5-8 and 180 pounds, with an unofficial 40-yard dash time of 4.49 seconds.
"I've actually talked to the running backs coach at State," Covington noted. "When I went up there for the junior day there weren't any other running backs up there. Me and him got some one on one personal time to talk. He was telling me what he's looking for.
"Their offensive coordinator talks to my coach all the time. He said he's got real high interest in me. From what I know and from my understanding I probably should be getting an offer from them.
Covington wouldn't be upset at all if that happens. He already has some ties to NC State.
"I'd love it," he said. "My brother (Steven Howard) plays for NC State, so their junior day wasn't my first time being up there. I did enjoy going up there because it's a nice, beautiful campus. My brother showed me around. They showed me the program, the facilities, the whole nine."
Covington is being recruited as a running back/slot receiver. In addition to NC State he has been contacted by Duke and Arkansas. He has visited Duke and has spoken with their coaches, but he has not yet been to Arkansas.
He said his two favorites at this stage are NC State and Duke.