Notre Dame is still searching for a safety in the 2022 class, and a strong class is a must for the Irish in this cycle. One of the more talented players on the board for Notre Dame is Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith safety Sherrod Covil Jr., who placed the Irish in his Top 10.
Alabama, Clemson, USC, Oregon, Penn State, Auburn, Michigan, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland all made Covil's top group.
Covil is ranked as the nation's No. 189 overall player by 247Sports, and he ranks as the No. 14 safety in the class. The 6-0, 190-pound safety is a ferocious hitter that is a weapon playing the alleys. He's covers a lot of ground, he's a strong tackler in space and Covil shows impressive foot quickness and change of direction skills. Covil's unique skills allow him to project to all three safety positions in the Notre Dame defense.
Virginia canceled its 2020 fall season and opted for a spring season, so Covil and his Tiger teammates are just a month into the season. Covil has been a standout so far for Oscar Smith, which is one of the top programs in the state of Virginia.
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