Pinkard still solid on Dawgs

As a junior, South Oak Cliff (Dallas, Tx.) CB Kenneth Pinkard had an All-Conference season and his plan was to have an even bigger senior year. He committed to the Huskies before the start of fall camp and teams still continued to recruit him, but in game three of the season he suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee and he said he's just now getting back to 100 percent...

"That was frustrating," Pinkard told Dawgman.com about his injury. "I mean, this is my last year of high school ball and I wanted to have a big year, but when you have adversity, you have to persevere through it."

And persevere he has. After missing one game with the injury, Pinkard has come back to post 40 tackles and two interceptions, including one that he returned for a touchdown while helping to lead his team to a 5-2 record.

"We're playing pretty well as a team and it's been fun, but we have to keep working hard because our goal was to get to the playoffs," Pinkard said.

On the recruiting front, Pinkard said he's aware of Washington head coach Tyrone Willingham's tenuous status and that may have an effect on where he ends up.

"Washington is my only offer right now, so obviously I'm not going to go anywhere else right now," Pinkard said. "Some other schools are recruiting me and if (Willingham) gets let go, then I will look around, but if no one offers me I will still end up there no matter what.

"If they hired a coach that I felt good about then I don't think I will look around, but until that time comes it's not something I'm concerned with because (Willingham) is still there."

Other schools who have remained in contact with Pinkard include SMU, Baylor, North Texas and Illinois, but he said none have talked about an offer at this point.

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