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Three Star North Carolina DB Anthony Covington Commits To Pitt


As Pitt moves to the ACC, one of the biggest questions left to be answered is whether Pitt will shift its recruiting to some of the more Southern - or at least Mid-Atlantic - states that represent the conference. Maryland and Virginia seem to be no-brainers, but what about the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida? And, of course, whether those kids will be willing to give Pitt a shot is a different question all together.

We're a long way off from knowing the answers, but we got a little closer tonight as Pitt accepted a verbal commitment from Anthony Covington of Charlotte, North Carolina.

More on Covington after the jump.

Covington is a consensus three-star player according to Rivals, ESPN and 247. He's listed anywhere from 5'10 185lbs, to 6'0" 195lbs.

Covington picked Pitt over a pretty impressive group of offers in ACC country - UNC, North Carolina State, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Miami, Wake Forest and Virginia all offered the Mallard Creek standout. North Carolina hasn't seen a lot of attention from Pitt recruiters before, so we'll see if Covington's commitment is a trend or an outlier.

Covington is the second cornerback for the 2013 class and will pair with Clairton's Titus Howard. Corner is not a huge need in this class and with 16 commitments already, I wouldn't be shocked if Covington is the last corner they take this year.

Highlights/Promotional video below.

Welcome home, Anthony.

Anthony Covington 2011 mallard creek highschool (via macc8850)