Mallard Creek roundup

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Anthony Covington has strong ties to Atlanta but not strong enough to put Georgia Tech in the lead for his services.

The defensive back from Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek once lived in Atlanta and visited Tech's campus several times when his family lived in the area. He is now starting to evaluate them as a high school prospect.

“They're academics are right on point,” Covington said. “Their football team is coming along.”

Covington has said he is leaning towards North Carolina and Wake Forest, but with eight scholarship offers and possibly more to come, neither school should feel too comfortable.

Academics will be a strong factor for Covington as he continues to visit schools. He is taking online classes in order to graduate in December and enroll in college in January. He said he plans to study sports medicine and physical therapy in college.

First offer

Tevin Lawshe has his first scholarship offer, from East Carolina.

“I love ECU,” the offensive guard from Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek said. “I visited up there a couple of weeks ago. It's a great campus. I visited with the coaches. They're family oriented.”

Lawshe said he thinks Duke could also be close to offering him a scholarship when they see his high school transcript. North Carolina has also shown interest and has inquired about him playing center.

Next guys

Mallard Creek head coach Mike Palmieri said linebacker Stefan Askew and Omar Todman could be the next prospects on his team to become college football prospects. Askew is a middle linebacker. Todman is an offensive lineman. Both are in the 2014 class.