By Hale McGranahan.
Nyles Pinckney, one of the top prospects in South Carolina’s 2016 class, visited Clemson twice this season.
The four-star (247, Rivals) from Seabrook-Whale Branch was in Tigertown for the UNC and South Carolina games.
Pinckney spoke with TheClemsonInsider shortly after his visit for the South Carolina game.
“It was a good time,” he said.
Plenty stood out.
“The crowd, especially because it was against South Carolina, the crowd was much louder than usually the other games I’ve been to before. It was more intense. It seemed like the players played at a different level when they played that game.”
Aside from his two trips to Clemson for the UNC and South Carolina game, Pinckney also visited Florida for the LSU game. He’s planning to make a couple of visits after the new year.
“I may be heading to Alabama for a junior day and South Carolina for a junior day,” Pinckney said.
Alabama recently offered when linebackers coach Kevin Steele stopped by the school.
“At first, I wasn’t expecting it. I’d only gotten a few letters, not much interest,” Pinckney said. “But when they came to the school and talked to me about their program and what kind of program they are, it made me feel good to get that offer, knowing they’re a successful program.”
“I don’t have any favorites or anything right now,” Pinckney said.
A decision isn’t expected anytime soon.
“Right now, I don’t have any favorites,” Pinckney said. “I don’t have a certain time when I’m going to narrow things down.”