Pinkard Keeps Making A Name For Himself

As the fall football season begins, Oxnard, California's Josh Pinkard is continuing to capture the attention from some of the elite football programs in Division I. A legit 6-2, 200 lb defensive, Josh has come from out of nowhere to garner several offers and looks to land more by the time his senior season is over. Irish Eyes caught up with Josh to see where he is at in the recruiting process.

As the fall football season begins, Oxnard, California's Josh Pinkard is continuing to capture the attention from some of the elite football programs in Division I. A legit 6-2, 200 lb defensive, Josh has come from out of nowhere to garner several offers and looks to land more by the time his senior season is over. Irish Eyes caught up with Josh to see where he is at in the recruiting process.

A relative unknown, Josh made a name for himself during the May evaluation period and has set himself with an impressive list of suitors. "My top five right now are Washington State, Utah, Washington, USC, and Michigan," Josh said.

Though happy with his achievements so far, Irish Eyes asked him if he was ready to make a commitment. "No, not anytime soon," he said. "I am just talking to a lot of coaches right now."

With all the attention, we wondered if Notre Dame has been in contact with him. "No, not at all," he said. "But I am hoping they do."

Turning people's head this summer with his 4.30, 40 time, Josh has been keeping himself busy this summer and set goals for himself and his team. "I just ran a lot, worked out in the gym, and went to the Nike and USC camps," he said. I want to win league and get to CIF."

With his talents being used on the offensive side of the ball this year as well as the defensive side, we asked if he was looking to make an impression on people. "Yes, I'm looking to make a big impression."

Comments: Josh is not looking to make any commitments soon. He is looking to take some officials during the season and afterwards, but he's very intent on making more of a name for himself. From the last interview with Irish Eyes, he is definitely still interested in Notre Dame and hopes to hear from him. With a new coach and new offense, it looks like they are going to be utilizing his speed and athleticism to give him a stage to display his talents. If the Irish offer, look for Notre Dame to be in the race.


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