Washington football has the best defensive backs coach in the country in Jimmy Lake, and he went out and got another stud cornerback for the 2020 class
Washington football is starting to amp up their defense for the 2020 recruiting class after rounding out the offensive side of the ball earlier this week when wide receiver Rome Odunze committed. Now, the Huskies need to round out the defense, and who wouldn’t want to come join the best DB’s coach in America? Enter: Jacobe Covington, a 6’1, 195 pound cornerback from Saguaro (Ariz.) High.
Covington is a refined, technically sound prospect, who is a huge part of one of the best high school defensive backfields in the country, as he plays opposite five-star cornerback Kelee Ringo. Having a player like that opposite anyone will always push them to be better, and Covington is incredibly impressive when you throw on the tape. He’s quick, strong on the ball, and has incredibly long arms, which might remind some Husky fans of Sidney Jones.
One of the best things about Covington is his versatility, he has the length and athleticism to play not just cornerback, but safety as well. He’s already a great tackler, with excellent form who knows how to wrap ball carriers up and put them on the ground, instead of leading with the shoulder and going for the big hit, which is very common at the high school level.
Fit at UW
The Huskies are stacked in the defensive backfield, and adding Covington will create the best type of talent logjam. He probably won’t see the field much at corner in 2020, depending on who decides to stay for their senior year and who leaves for the NFL. With his speed and great tackling skills, don’t be surprised to see him stand out on special teams as a freshman, maybe to the point where the Huskies will have to burn his redshirt, before getting more work in the defensive rotation in his second year.
Congratulations to Jacobe on his commitment to UW, and we can’t wait to see him in purple and gold!!!