One of the best defenders in the DFW area is officially a Horned Frog.
Having committed to TCU just a few short days ago, Mansfield Lake Ridge product Marvin Covington made things official Wednesday, signing his National Letter of Intent on the first day of the Early Signing Period.
At 5’11” with speed to burn, Covington chose the Frogs over offers from Baylor, Mississippi State, Miami, Houston, and others, choosing to join Jeremy Modkins and Gary Patterson’s defense in Funky Town. A track star as well, Covington has posted a 10.84 100 and a 4.5 40. He is a perfect fit in GP’s system, and should excel as another young cornerback in a program that seems full of young talent.
Though the opportunity to play close to home was key for Marvin and his family, it was his relationship with defensive backs coach Jeremy Modkins that gave him the confidence to sigh, he told Jeremy Clark of Horned Frog Blitz. “Coach Modkins to be honest with you,” Covington said when asked why he chose TCU. “Before TCU even offered, I knew they could come in contact at some point and they did. I’ve been talking to him ever since. Relationships were something again that was big for me since I couldn’t visit any schools. Coach Modkins stood out the most to me.”
According to 247Sports, Covington is a high three-star prospect with a grade of 89, which puts him No. 31 among senior corners and No. 58 overall in the Lone Star State’s 2021 cycle. He is the third highest-ranked recruit in the class of 2021 for the Frogs, behind defensive ends Chris Murray and Landyn Watson. After taking a ton of skill position players in 2020 — guys that are making an instant impact on that side of the ball — TCU is loading up in the trenches in 2021, while also filling in some needs at QB and WR, rooms that look a little empty after a slough of transfers at those two positions over the last two seasons.
Covington joins a group that is expected to be a strength of the Horned Frogs next fall; with sophomore Trevius Hodges-Tomlinson anchoring one side, Noah Daniels the other, and young players with experience like Kee’yon Stewart and CJ Caesar in the fold, the cornerback position should be in good shape going forward.
Which is great news for Gary Patterson, who saw so much injury attrition at the position this season, he told reporters post game last Saturday that HE was the next man up.
Welcome to the Frog fam, Marvin! Check out his highlights below: