Two Favorites For Covington

Anthony Covington has been forthcoming when asked about his favorites. Two schools are standing out including Wake Forest - the question is whether one of them has the edge. Covington talked with DeaconSports about Wake Forest as well as his recruitment.

The 6-0, 200-pound athlete from Mallard Creek in Charlotte hails from a high school that has received a lot of attention in recent recruiting cycles. The coaches and players at the school are used to seeing college coaches cycle in and out on a regular basis.

Covington has been saying Wake Forest and North Carolina have an edge over the rest of the field. That's big news for the Deacs and the Tar Heels. Why? Covington is a coveted prospect that can play multiple positions and his offer list includes schools like Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, most of the ACC and even Oklahoma.

According to Covington, the Deacs are hanging strong for the services of the Charlotte native. "They're in the top one or two for sure," he said.

When asked why the Deacs are so high on his list Covington, couldn't seem to say enough nice things about the school and the program. "First of all academically you can't really get much better than Wake Forest. The classroom sizes are a little bit smaller than average and that would allow me to have a little more 1-on-1 participation and contact with teachers.

"Athletically so far I've gotten along with all of the coaches. They've given me that good at-home feeling. As far as winning that's really nothing new for them. They're looking to make a little run here in the future," he said.

Covington went on to say that the Deacs will be on his short list for the duration of the recruiting process and he has enjoyed interacting with everyone on Jim Grobe's staff so far.

He has already been to the school five times so it's not as though he's learning new things on these trips. You would think he might slow down and spend some time visiting other schools but that doesn't appear to be his plan.

"I'm going up there Thursday to watch a practice and meet with the new DBs coach up there and then I might go up there and watch their spring game," he said.

Other schools aren't completely out of the running by any means, however. Covington admits North Carolina is still high on his list and he plans on visiting Duke the last day of this month.

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