Sophomore JR Day visitor

There were just a handful of sophomores at Clemson's Elite Junior Day event in February. One of them was this instate defensive tackle with a Clemson offer.

DT Nyles Pinckney Profile

Whale Branch High School [Seabrook] four-star sophomore Nyles Pinckney recently spoke with CUTigers about that trip to Tigertown.

"It was a good Junior Day, just looking at the campus," he said. "They had No. 2 jersey and I got to wear it. I like how they gave us the chance to do that, and showed us the highlights."

What stood out to the 6-2, 275-pound prospect?

"Learning about the new [facility] renovations, getting to wear our jersey."

Defensive tackles coach Dan Brooks and running back coach Tony Elliott, who serves as Pinckney's primary recruiter to Clemson, spoke with him that afternoon.

"I just talked to them, just had conversations about the campus," Pinckney said.

What's next?

"I may be attending the South Carolina junior day. I may be going to a Florida Gators spring practice. I'm also going to North Carolina State, North Carolina and Georgia Tech."

As a sophomore, Pinckney had 76 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, four sacks, interception, two blocked punts and two touchdowns. He scored one touchdown on an interception [47 yards] and the other of a blocked punt [25 yards]. Top Stories