S Anthony Covington to the Panthers

Three-star defensive back Anthony Covington (Charlotte, N.C./Mallard Creek) has committed to sign with Pittsburgh, multiple sources report.

East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Minnesota, Mississippi State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wake Forest also extended scholarship offers to the 5-foot-11, 195-pound prospect.

ESPN feels that he has upside but may need to develop some as a player, "Covington does not appear to be an immediate starter at the BCS level of play. Some time and perhaps a redshirt year may be necessary to polish his skills."

Pittsburgh, a current Big East member, is slated to officially join the Atlantic Coast Conference on July 1, 2013.

The Panthers have secured 17 verbals during this recruiting cycle.