"Kansas State, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois have been sending the most mail right now. Then there are all the early questionnaires from schools.
"I haven't been offered a scholarship yet. The schools that I like the most right now are Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina, UCLA, Duke and Vanderbilt.
"I've been invited to a few junior days, a few schools have invited me to come watch a basketball game, and I haven't set up any for sure dates yet though."
Former Evanston coach, Tony Johnson, had this to say about Tinkham.
John's got a good "Thud" to him." Coach Johnson said. "He really brings it and plays a physical style of football. John needs to get a little thicker but he's a major college football prospect in my opinion."
What are the strengths of Tinkham's game?
"My speed definitely makes up for my size," said Tinkham. "I'm smart, I'm a good tackler and I love the game. I also feel that I'm pretty good in getting into my drops in coverage."