Covington Talks First Offer

Mallard Creek junior cornerback Anthony Covington received his first scholarship offer last week. He talks about the offer, recruiting, and more.

Anthony Covington (5'11/195) of Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte N.C. picked up his first offer last week from North Carolina State.

"When I found out I had been offered by N.C. State, the feeling was indescribable, I was really excited," said Covington. "It is my first offer from any school, from D1 to D3. I actually found out through the internet and then confirmed it with my coach."

Covington seems to be enjoying the recruiting process thus far.

"Recruiting is going as smoothly as I could hope for. I think my name is starting to get out there, so that's good," he said.

Although the Wolfpack were the first to offer, Covington is hearing from several other schools.

"Some of the other schools that I am hearing from are Mississippi State, North Carolina, Elon, Wake Forest, and East Carolina," Covington said.

Who will be the next to offer the talented 2013 prospect?

"If I had to say which of those schools would be next to offer, I would probably say Mississippi State," he said. "They have really shown a great amount of interest."

Covington, also a strong student, knows what he is looking for when comes to a college.

"Number one would be academics. My parents have always stressed that to me and made sure I maintain a 3.0 average, which I have done. So academics will be very important. On the football side, I really want to connect with the coaching staff. I also want to go to a program that is used to winning and does not except losing. Lastly, I want to go somewhere that I am pushed to get better and a place where I can compete against top notch competition," said Covington.

Covington, a transfer from Georgia, is playing in defense for the first time this season. However, he has made a smooth transition and is beginning to develop into a very good cornerback. He has good instincts and plays very smart. The junior is great against the run and equally impressive against the pass. He has tremendous speed, great instincts, and flies around on defense. Covington bench presses 275, squats, 485, and has runs the forty yard dash in 4.49 seconds.

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