Gary McDaniel

Shrine Bowl Interview with 4-Star DT Nyles Pinckney

CUTigers caught up with 4-star DT commit Nyles Pinckney last week during Shrine Bowl practice. Read what he had to say about the Shrine Bowl and Clemson's perfect season!

2016 Clemson commit Nyles Pinckney had a very productive week on the practice fields all week, and he proved to be super disruptive in the run game. Nyles was an almost unblockable force all week, and that same work ethic and result continued into the game on Saturday.


Pinckney, a 4-star defensive tackle from Whale Branch High School, is ready for his Clemson experience to begin, and we talked about that in the few moments we spoke following practice last week. Here is our conversation.


CUTigers:  Tell us a little bit about your week and going against similar talent in the Shrine Bowl.

Nyles:  "It's fun going against the competition and seeing  where I stand, I fell pretty good about us. We have a strong team, but I feel like it’s making me better as the week goes along.“ 


CUTigers: You're a Clemson commit. Tell us your thoughts on the season Clemson  is having. 

Nyles: "Well, before when I committed in August, I did not expect all this stuff to happen. As I watched and thought about my commitment, I thought I made a great decision about where I am going.“


CUTigers: Christian Wilkins was just named a Freshmen All American. What has the staff told you as far regarding coming in and playing as a freshmen?

Nyles: "They talked to me about coming in and working hard. I am going to have to bust my butt and grind hard. That is what Christian did, and it put him In the position he is in. Hopefully I can do the same.”


CUTigers:  Finally, give us a score on the Clemson versus Oklahoma game.

Nyles:  "Clemson 35  Oklahoma 14." Top Stories