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Indiana recruit profile: Chris Covington

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Athlete from Illinois adds to list of safety prospects

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:01 am

The News-Sentinel sports staff will feature a different verbally committed player for the four NCAA Division I football programs (Ball State, Indiana Notre Dame and Purdue) in Indiana as National Signing Day comes and goes, with additional recruits being added to the teams' respective classes.

Here is today's Indiana's featured commit:

CHRIS COVINGTON

Position: Safety

High School: All Raby High School in Chicago, Illinois

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 215 pounds

Commitment date: February 5, 2014

Other scholarship offers: Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan and Southern Illinois.

Ranking: Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com; rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com.

Indiana depth chart at position: Sophomore Antonio Allen, junior Dawson Fletcher, senior Mark Murphy, redshirt freshman Chase Dutra.

Scouting report: Coach Kevin Wilson did not shy away from adding the maximum amount of bodies that he could to his defensive backfield. And why not? Indiana fans hope the only way to go is up for a horrible pass defense. Covington represents another prospect that has the ideal frame to play the safety position, but is likely going to need coached up in regards to technique and scheme before he is a contributor for the Hoosiers. Wilson's thoughts seem to be, the more prospects he can add to the back end of the defense, the better chance that a few will turn out to be solid players in the Big 10. With Covington, it may take longer for the development to come, but he has as good of a chance as anyone to eventually succeed.