On Monday, the Clemson staff’s first day on the road this spring evaluation period, receivers coach Jeff Scott stopped by Dorman High in Roebuck, S.C., to see four-star 2019 receiver Jacoby Pinckney.
“It feels good to know that I’m being acknowledged by the defending national champions,” Pinckney told The Clemson Insider, “so that’s an honor.”
Pinckney (6-3, 192) received his first offers from South Carolina and Virginia Tech last summer before Duke, Appalachian State and Wake Forest followed in the fall. North Carolina and Georgia extended offers in March and April, respectively.
Pinckney performed well at the second session of the Dabo Swinney Camp last June, and the Tigers are showing interest.
“I have been getting some mail that they send to recruits,” Pinckney said. “Posters and quotes, etc.”
Along with Clemson, Pinckney camped at South Carolina and Virginia Tech last summer. He plans to camp at several schools again this summer and said he could return for the Swinney Camp.
He hopes to continue showing off his skillset and feels he has a lot to offer as a receiver.
“My hands and physicality and speed,” he said.
Pinckney named Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest as the schools standing out among his current offers. He is looking to possibly narrow down his recruitment next spring.
Former Clemson standout receivers Adam Humphries and Charone Peake, of course, hail from Dorman. Pinckney said he knows Peake very well.
Living a little more than an hour away from Clemson, Pinckney liked seeing Clemson win the national title and would be happy to get an offer from the Tigers moving forward.
“A Clemson offer would be nice,” Pinckney said. “It means a lot to the community for an in-state team winning it all.”
Pinckney is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 2 prospect in the Palmetto State, No. 16 receiver nationally and No. 62 overall prospect in the 2019 class.