DT Nyles Pinckney Profile
next wave of tackles in the likes of D.J. Reader and Scott Pagano will
be relied upon heavily to account for the same impact their
predecessors did each Saturday.
While Clemson coaches up that next group of defensive tackles, the
Tigers' coaching staff is looking to make headway at the same position
in recruiting. One of those targets at defensive tackle is 2016 3-star
prospect Nyles Pinckney (Seabrook, S.C.) from Whale Branch Early
College High School. Pinckney has an impressive list of offers
attached to his name. The talented junior took some time to catch up
with CUTigers to talk about his recruitment by in-state Clemson.
"I've been there for two games. I've been to the USC game and also
North Carolina. Most of what I like about Clemson is Coach Swinney,
his way of running things and the family atmosphere," said Pinckney.
Clemson's staff has proven it knows how to develop skilled defensive
tackles and what to look for as they evaluate recruits. This is no
different when it comes to Pinckney. "They like my quickness and
strength and how I get off the ball," explained the junior.
Pinckney boasts offers from both in-state schools and has 10
scholarships total to date. Although it's been quiet recently,
Pinckney continues to get attention from schools all over the
southeast. "The last offer I got was Duke about a month ago,"
He claims no favorites right now, but Pinckney is taking advantage of
his chance to go see his suitors when he can.
"I went to USC recently,
and it was a good visit. I enjoyed looking around the academic center
and talking to Coach Adams. I should be visiting Georgia Tech soon.
Probably between April 10-18," said Pinckney.
Pinckney is 6-foot-2 and weighs 275 pounds and has been clocked at
4.95 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He is rated as the 6th best prospect
and as the number 1 defensive tackle in the state of South Carolina by
Pinckney reflects on Clemson, favorites
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