"I need to talk to them," Pinkston said about the Rebels. "They said they're full and that they'd be able to offer me a grayshirt, so I need to see what that'd be like."
He says he's being recruited by Ole Miss running backs coach Derrick Nix. "He told me that they were full," he said. "But I'm still going on my visit, so we'll see."
Another SEC program that has told Pinkston that he no longer has a scholarship available is Alabama. "They're full too," he said. "They said they'd let me know this week if a grayshirt is possible. I should be hearing from them soon."
The only school that Pinkston is sure he still has a scholarship offer from is Northwestern State in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He visited the Demons this past weekend, Jan. 21.
"It was pretty good," he said about his official visit. "I was pretty impressed with them. They've got a nice program there and it's a small school, but not too small.
"I really like the community support they have," he said. "It's a great town and I got along well with all the people there.
"Also, for being such a small school they've got great facilities," he said.
Pinkston says he hopes to make a final decision just before signing day, but hasn't ruled out waiting and not signing a letter-of-intent on Feb. 2.
"I don't know yet," he said. "I'm not sure what I'm gonna do. I haven't thought about that yet. I just need to go on my trip this weekend and see about the grayshirt and see how that would work out."
Growing up, Pinkston followed Southern Miss (his brother, Todd Pinkston, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles, played wide receiver for the Golden Eagles) and was supposed to visit them on Jan. 28, but admits they haven't been showing much interest recently.
He reports a 3.3 core GPA and a 15 ACT, which he plans to retake on Feb. 12.