Clemson extended an offer to four-star safety Sherrod Covil of Chesapeake, Virginia on Thursday.
Covil, who is a prospect in the class of 2022, is rated as the No. 251 overall player in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He is also rated as the No. 16 safety nationally and the No. 10 player in the state of Virginia.
Covil shared with ClemsonSports.com how he reacted to the offer.
“The ACC has been my favorite conference and Clemson my favorite team since I could remember,” Covil said. “It all started with me rooting for Clemson in football. Before then, I never watched it, I just played.”
Covil added that his dad always roots for the ACC, so he started to as well. With the Tigers playing in the College Football Playoff year in and year out, Clemson became an easy team to cheer for.
When Covil tweeted about the Clemson offer, he referred to it as a “dream offer.”
#AGTG 🚨Dream offer Alert🚨 Truly a blessing to be offered by @ClemsonFB Thank you 🙏🏾 @CoachConn @CoachVenables @OscarSmithFB @coachcscott @CoachEddie2 @Clemson247 @TIinClemson #ALLIN @rivalsmike @Andrew_Ivins @Fast7v7 pic.twitter.com/Ja6gog0cPh
— Sherrod Covil Jr (@rodZilla03) March 25, 2021
Covil has been recruited by Tigers defensive coordinator Brent Venables. He is in the process of narrowing down his schools and is planning to provide an update soon.
“I’m dropping a top 10 tomorrow, but I plan on narrowing it down mid June to just five and will try to make a decision by my first game in the fall,” Covil said.
Clemson has had success landing defensive backs from Virginia.
Safety K’Von Wallace of Richmond, Virginia starred for the Tigers before being drafted by the Eagles. Defensive back Malcolm Greene, also of Richmond, appeared in every game, with three starts for Clemson as a true freshman last year.
“We played Malcolm’s team my 10th grade year and that was my coming out party,” Covil said. “I’ve been modeling my game after his ever since I looked at the film after we lost 13-7… maybe lining up with him would be something special.”