Former USC signee on track to re-sign in February
04/11/2014 12:51 AM
04/11/2014 10:52 AM
USC signed defensive end Devante Covington (6-3 230) in 2013, but he failed to make the grades to qualify and enrolled at Georgia Military JC.
Last season he totaled 17 tackles with 1 sack. Covington has another season to spend at Georgia Military and will graduate next May. After that, according to his coach, he appears headed to USC.
"He's working hard and gaining weight," coach Bert Williams said. "His grades are doing pretty good and he's making the progress he needs. South Carolina is still in touch, they are still on board. Several other schools are exhibiting interest but he's not interested. There's a good likelihood he will re-sign barring any change."
Covington is from Rockingham, NC, and was a teammate of Clemson offensive lineman Tyrone Crowder. He played in the Shrine Bowl in 2013. He actually committed to USC in April 2012. He also had offers from Clemson, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, NC State and East Carolina.
Assuming everything progresses as planned, Covington would have three years to play two at USC.
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