South Carolina picked up a commitment from one of the Tar Heel State's best on Monday night. …
Clemson offers North Carolina DE
The Tigers' offer went to rising senior Devante Covington, who registered eight sacks as a junior last fall.
"That was a surprise. I didn't know they had interest," Covington said in a recent interview with CUTigers It's an offer he was happy to add to his list.
"They have a good football program," he said.
South Carolina, Tennessee, Wake Forest, N.C. State and East Carolina have also offered Covington.
This spring, he visited ECU and N.C. State.
"Hopefully, I'll end up going to Tennessee. I'm supposed to be going to Clemson in May, also. And, North Carolina - Chapel Hill," Covington said.
Currently, he claims no favorite. The school that adds Covington's commitment will be where he "feels most comfortable and at home."
What's his timetable for a decision?
"Probably in August."
At last weekend's Shrine Bowl combine in Asheville, Covington checked in at 6-foot-3, 210 pounds. He ran a 4.65 40-yard dash and a 4.26 in the 20-yard shuttle. He also had a 29-inch vertical and bench pressed 185 pounds 11 times.
Clemson defensive line coach Dan Brooks checked in on Covington and four-star offensive lineman Tyrone Crowder at Richmond County High School last Thursday.
CUTigers.com Recommended Stories
Week 8: Super Sleepers
Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…Read More
Watch: Sailfish Goes Psycho!
Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.Read More
BOMBS AWAY: ISIS BEFORE AND AFTER AIRSTRIKE
Photographer Bulent Kilic captured these amazing images of ISIS members who were on the very wrong end of an allied bombing in Turkey.Read More
TBT: Pumpkin Carving With A Handgun
While many hunters are focused on pursuing big game in late October, it’s also time to make sure you’re ready for Halloween, and specifically trick-or-treaters. In this throwback Thursday video,…Read More
Sullivan weighs seriousness of concussions
John Sullivan has suffered five concussions in his seven-year career, but he doesn’t believe his future is “in doubt.” He weighs the severity of the concussions against the number of them.Read More
- Stuff I'm currently tired of....
- Is there a team ranked ahead of us right now with a 1st year
- UNC academic scandal
- SI.com says Chad Morris will be next head coach
- Mate swapping of the famed Suricata suricatta