Miami football prospect Sherrod Covil first college visit in Coral Gables

MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 05: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 05: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

After not initially being in the top 11 for four-star safety Sherrod Covil, the Miami football program has made a major move for the Chesapeake, Virginia Oscar Smith star. Covil is the 209th ranked player, 11th ranked safety and ninth-ranked player in Virginia in the Class of 2022. Miami will have to replace safety depth after the 2021 season.

Miami is one of four programs listed as warm via Covil’s 247 Sports Profile. Clemson, Notre Dame and Penn State are the other schools that Covid is reportedly strongly considering. Covil was at the cookout the Miami football program had on Tuesday. The Hurricanes reportedly offered him a scholarship a day later.

In addition to  Miami, Covil is listed as having a visit to Notre Dame scheduled for June 21. A 6’0, 185 pounds, Covil plays at his best in the box according to his 247 scouting report. Covil still needs to work on his coverage skills. The skills that Covil has could potentially project a move to striker if he signs with Miami.

Miami has offered 25 safeties in the Class of 2022. Seven safeties are listed as warm or strongly considering the Hurricanes for 2022. Covil is the second-ranked among the safeties who have Miami high on their list. The top-ranked safety for 2022 and 24th player overall nationally Kamari Wilson tops Miami’s list at the position.

Miami will lose senior Amari Carter who was moved from safety to striker this spring. Bubba Bolden and Gurvan Hall are also both eligible for the 2022 NFL Draft. Behind them Miami 2020 signee Avantae Williams who was the second-ranked safety in 2020 and James Williams who topped the position in 2021.

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Safety is a critical position in the Manny Diaz defense. Safeties have led Miami in tackles in four of the five seasons that Diaz has led the Hurricanes defense. Covil would provide good depth for Miami at safety with a chance to start in the future. June should be a productive month as Miami hopes to add its total of two commits.