ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior offensive lineman Tyrone Crowder grabbed the first of what is expected to be many postseason honors Wednesday afternoon.
The senior was selected to the NCPreps.com all-state squad, which was compiled by the website’s staff.
“It’s an honor to be part of the team,” Crowder said. “I am humbled by it. God gave me the talent and the ability to showcase it. Now I am being rewarded for it.
Crowder, a part of the ESPN 150, has yet to make his college selection. He recently trimmed Stanford and North Carolina off his list of schools, leaving Clemson and Georgia as his top choices. Although, Crowder added he talked to the UNC coaching staff about possibly making an official visit.
Last month, Crowder was named all-conference by the coaches of the Southeastern Conference.
He will also participate in the 76th annual Shrine Bowl on Dec. 15 at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C. The North Carolina team will be coached by Garner’s Nelson Smith.
Crowder will be a part of the Under Armour All-American Game on Jan. 4 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Crowder is a member of Team Highlight, which will be led by former NFL coach Herm Edwards. The former New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs coach is currently an analyst with ESPN.
Covington honored by TV station
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Richmond Senior defensive end Devant’e Covington was named as North Carolina co-player of year by WPDE Wednesday evening during a banquet at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The University of South Carolina verbal commit was recently named to the all-Southeastern Conference team after recording 109 total tackles, 16 tackles for loss and six sacks for the Raiders this season.
Covington shared the WPDE honor with Scotland linebacker and N.C. State-commit Artemis Robinson.
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