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RB Justin Covington commits to Villanova

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The Wildcats class is up to 10 players.

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Running back Justin Covington,out of Cardinal Hayes (N.Y.) has verbally committed to Villanova, sources confirmed to VU Hoops. Covington is the 10th verbal commitment in the Wildcats' 2016 recruiting class and the first running back.

He's a 5'10" 200 pound back who held offers from Navy, Army, Fordham, Bryant, Lafayette and Penn before committing to the Wildcats earlier today. He'll add to a very nice offensive class that Talley and staff are putting together - they've got a QB, and multiple wide receivers and offensive linemen already in the fold.

Check out Covington's highlight reel - he's a long strider who can get moving when he's in the open field, and he does a pretty nice job of bouncing off hits and would-be tacklers as well. He should make a nice addition to a talented backfield on the Main Line.