Class of 2015 three-star Seffner (Fla.) Armwood defensive back Aaron Covington recently wrapped up spring football and now he's shifting his focus to recruiting, where two programs are standing out.
"My new tops right now are Cincinnati and Toledo," Covington said. "They're more interested in me than anyone else and they're talking to me the most. They're showing they love me more than any other schools so I'm following them close."
The Bearcats have had success recruiting in Florida in recent years and Covington said the pitch the school is making is very intriguing.
"The program and how they told me I can fit in is appealing," he said. "They told me I can jump in and get on the field early and that's what I want to do, come in compete and show I can play."
Covington plays multiple roles on his high school defense and he said his versatility is one of the reason Cincinnati likes him so much.
"They see me playing the nickel, maybe moving around, playing corner, playing a little safety," Covington said. "They want to move me around and see where I fit best."
Toledo, a school in the MAC, has made up ground on other programs in the mix by putting an emphasis on Covington during the spring.
"Their coaches came out to my spring game and they had told me before that I'm the top defensive back prospect on their board so that got me going a little bit," he said. "I like to see the coaches that have a lot of interest in me."
Covington said he will visit both programs during the summer as well as nearby schools UCF and USF, which have both offered. There's also one other program that could jump in the mix.
"I'll probably end up camping at Oregon State," he said. "They came down to practice and I know they like me they just want the whole staff to see me in person. I don't know much about them I just remember the Rogers brothers and how good they were when they had them."