Elliott checks on 2016 defensive tackle

During last month's recruiting period, Clemson running backs coach Tony Elliott stopped by Whale Branch High School in Seabrook to see defensive tackle Nyles Pinckney.

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A four-star prospect in the class of 2016, Pinckney also saw coaches from Georgia, South Carolina, UNC, Florida State and N.C. State last month. All schools have offered.

Elliott was by Whale Branch during the final week of the evaluation period. He spoke with Pinckney a few days later.

"He was talking to me about just staying humble and how my options, to make sure I just make the right decision," Pinckney told CUTigers.

Clemson will host Pinckney for a visit on Tuesday when he comes to town for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp.

"I may be making some visits up to the places that have offered me, such as Clemson, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Florida State, South Carolina and Georgia Tech," he said.

The 6-2, 275-pound rising junior has no leaders.

"I'm not going to really slim it down until the end of my junior year," Pinckney said.

Several factors will be considered.

"Mostly, I'll look at the academic situation, how they do academically and what I'm going to major in. The coaches, how the coach coaches, how he treats his players and how he feels towards me and the fan base and the college life," he said.

As a sophomore, Pinckney had 76 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, seven sacks, three blocked punts, one interception and two defensive touchdowns.

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