Safety, Class of 2022
Oscar Smith High School, Chesapeake, VA
At this point, it’s been nearly a year since Oscar Smith (Va.) three-star safety Sherrod Covil made any in-person campus visits. It’s been longer since the 2022 product strapped on the pads and played a game of high school football, too.
Like every other high school recruit, Covil had hoped to see as many schools as possible by now. He also hoped to have already played his junior season. But as he and other Virginia high school football players prepare to begin their shortened seasons next month, Covil is also waiting to really get his recruitment in gear.
Covil claims 31 scholarship offers, but much of what he has to go on came during his sophomore season in 2019, when he took visits to Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia, Clemson, Central Florida and Georgia.
“It does, it really does matter with visits,” Covil said. “If I end up making my decision and once I’m there, not feeling like home, it’s not going to be right. I want to go to schools and visit to make sure that’s where I want to go. Right now, it’s hard to narrow anything down, because I’ve been in contact with schools, but I don’t really know. It’s hard to narrow it down, but my mind is just open to any school.”
Covil, Rivals.com’s No. 21 safety and No. 12 player in Virginia for 2022, said he went to a game in 2019 at Virginia Tech. He’s also made a point to stay in contact with members of the staff.
“I was just on the phone with the coaches...
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