Offered DT meets Dabo

It was earlier this spring that Clemson offered 2016 DT Nyles Pinckney. The rising sophomore got the offer while in town for the spring game.

DT Nyles Pinckney Profile

Nyles Pinckney returned to Tigertown for the second session of the Dabo Swinney Football Camp.

"It was good. It was a good experience. I talked to coach Swinney. I talked with some players," Pinckney told CUTigers in a recent interview.

It was the first meeting between the head coach and elite prospect from Whale Branch High School in Seabrook.

"I told him my name and where I was from. He said he'd heard of me. He said it was good to hear my name," Pinckney said.

Working with Dan Brooks was also a plus. Pinckney said there were plenty of things he'll be able to apply to his game back home.

"I learned a lot of stuff and taught myself I can work on in the upcoming season, which can help me do better than I did last year," he said. "I also learned some leadership skills there, which will help me lead my team this year."

As a freshman, Pinckney wasn't too bad. He had 91 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.

Those numbers, plus his performance in Chapel Hill, earned him a second offer -- North Carolina.

He's also camped at Georgia and South Carolina.


CUTigers.com Top Stories