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#5 Sherrod Covil Jr.

Sherrod Covil Jr. - Football - Clemson University Athletics
Chesapeake, Va.
High School:
Oscar Smith HS

Entered 2023 credited with 16 tackles (one for loss) in 152 defensive snaps over 13 games as a freshman in 2022

2023: Made season debut at Duke, playing one defensive snap in addition to his work on special teams … recorded two tackles and a pass breakup vs. Charleston Southern … credited with six tackles vs. Florida Atlantic.

2022: Credited with 16 tackles (one for loss) in 152 defensive snaps over 13 games in his freshman campaign … made collegiate debut vs. Georgia Tech … added a tackle vs. Louisiana Tech … credited with three tackles vs. No. 10 NC State … contributed two tackles at Boston College … notched a special teams tackle vs. Miami (Fla.) … added five tackles (one for loss) vs. South Carolina … made one tackle vs. No. 24 North Carolina … recorded three tackles in the Orange Bowl vs. No. 6 Tennessee.

Before Clemson: Starter on defense at Oscar Smith High School in Virginia who helped the team to consecutive 6A state titles in 2020 and 2021 … team had a 13-1 record in 2021, winning the state championship on Dec. 11 with a 42-17 victory over James Madison … selected to the Under Armour All-America Game … consensus top-200 national defensive back … rated as the No. 154 overall player in the nation by PrepStar, which also listed him as the 13th-best safety and fifth-best player in Virginia … ranked No. 166 in the nation by, which also listed him as the 11th-best safety and ninth-best player in Virginia … ranked No. 194 overall by 247Sports, including ranking as the 14th-best safety and eighth-best player in Virginia … ranked him No. 211 overall, including 15th among safeties and fifth in Virginia … rated by On3 Sports as the nation’s No. 200 overall player, the 17th-best safety and the fifth-best prospect in Virginia … coached by Chris Scott at Oscar Smith High School … committed to Clemson on June 17, 2021 … enrolled at Clemson in January 2022 …

Personal: Pre-business major … name pronounced “SURE-odd COE-ville”… born May 2, 2003.

Note: Tackle stats in the bio above reflect statistics from coaches film review. Tackle stats in the table below reflect those as awarded by gameday stat crews.