The standout from Oklahoma prep powerhouse Jenks High School has taken Nebraska off his visit list and narrowed his choices to Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma State (visit: 1/11), LSU (visit: 11/18) and Texas A&M (visit: 1/25).
When asked to name a favorite however, the affable Pinson declined but did say a decision was imminent.
"Right now I really don't have a leader," said Pinson who had Missouri as a leader after his Dec. 7 visit. "I will decide after my visit to A&M."
Previously Pinson had listed Nebraska as a contender and said coaches offered a scholarship. But in the great scholarship gamble the Huskers chose to roll the dice on another and thus dropped out of the race for Pinson.
"They offered me but they are down to one scholarship (for a linebacker) and they are holding out for that guy D'Andrea," he said. Rather than feel jilted, Pinson, who admitted to sharing serious interest with the Huskers, has moved on and even developed a sense of humor on the situation.
"I was, but not now after seeing the Miami game," Pinson said when asked if he at one time wanted to become a Husker. "No, I'm just kidding."
Before you make any snap judgements, know that this was a very polite young man (he answered every question with a 'yes sir') who was making the best of a tangled situation. Pinson, whose brother already committed to Oklahoma, suffered a setback when the Sooners, an early clear-cut favorite, rescinded their scholarship offer. Rather than become bitter, Pinson rearranged his visits and seemed genuinely upbeat about his prospects. Whoever lands this young man will not only get a lights-out linebacker with speed and a nose for the ball, they will get an outstanding student and citizen