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UVA latest to offer Covington

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Greenbelt (Md.) Eleanor Roosevelt defensive end/inside linebacker George "Trey" Covington might be overshadowed by his five-star teammate, Derrick Harvey, right now, but that won't last for long.
"I am getting new offers all the time," said the 6-foot-3, 230-pounder. "Virginia is the latest to offer me. I was just at their camp."
The Cavaliers have jumped right into the mix in the battle for Covington thanks to their offer.
"I really liked it there and the way Al Groh runs his program," he said. "The way he speaks, it sounds like his program is destined for great things."
Along with UVA, Covington likes Maryland, Colorado and Duke (all offered) as well as Penn State and West Virginia (no offers yet).
"I'm looking for a school that's close to home, so that might give Maryland a slight edge," he said. "But academics are the most important thing for me."
Covington, who had 90 takles, 13 sacks and four forced fumbles in eight games last season, expects to make a decision by the end of his senior season.
"I'll probably take four official visits or so," he said. "I want to see some places and meet the people. I don't want to rush things."
And does Covington get jealous of all the attention his five-star friend gets?
"Not at all, we're really good friends and I think it's great," he said. "We kid around with each other and talked about going to the same school, but that was before all these offers came in for us. Now it's just about deciding what's best for us."
In fact, the two have nicknames for each other.
"Well, it's not really a nickname or anything, but I always tell him his head is shaped like a Q-Tip," he laughed. "And he calls me 'Delay' instead of 'Trey' because he says I'm slow. It's all in fun, we get along very well."
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