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4-star WR: ‘I grew up a Clemson fan’

Roebuck (S.C.) Dorman four-star wide receiver Jacoby Pinckney lives less than an hour and a half away from Clemson, and he would love to land an offer from the Tigers.

“It would mean a lot,” Pinckney said. “I grew up a Clemson fan.”

Pinckney has visited Clemson on many occasions overs the years, including several times as a recruit.

There is a lot the standout 2019 prospect likes about Clemson.

“Good tradition, winning attitude, family atmosphere, good people, good community,” he said.

Pinckney performed well at the Dabo Swinney Camp last summer, and Clemson has shown interest. Receivers coach Jeff Scott paid him a visit at his school in April during the spring evaluation period.

“I get a little bit of mail from them,” Pinckney said.

As a sophomore last season, Pinckney caught 65 passes for 968 yards (14.9 average) and five touchdowns.

What does the 6-foot-3, 192-pounder feel he brings to the table as a player?

“Physically imposing, my hands, route-running and instincts,” he said.

Pinckney has a strong list of scholarship offers to back that up, including offers from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.

If the Tigers pull the trigger on an offer, it would likely change the complexion of his recruitment.

“They would definitely be on my list of top schools if so,” Pinckney said.

Pinckney named Georgia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Indiana and Wake Forest as the schools standing out to him right now. He hopes to visit Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Georgia and Indiana during the season.

Pinckney is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 16 receiver and No. 61 overall prospect in the class of 2019.

Former Clemson star receivers Adam Humphries and Charone Peake hail from Dorman. Clemson recently offered one of Pinckney’s teammates at Dorman, offensive tackle Jordan McFadden.

 

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