Dorman High in Roebuck, S.C, has long been one of the state’s premier programs and annually produces Division I players. Clemson has historically tapped into the talent at the school, with players such as Brandon Thomas, Charone Peake and Adam Humphries having gone on from Dorman to play for the Tigers.
Presently, Clemson has eyes on a pair of prospects from Dorman that are among the best in the state. The Tigers hope to add offensive lineman Jordan McFadden to their 2018 class after offering him in August. Meanwhile, four-star wide receiver Jacoby Pinckney is on Clemson’s radar for the class of 2019 and receiving interest from the Tigers.
“They write me letters every week,” Pinckney told The Clemson Insider.
Pinckney is in the midst of another strong season. In seven games, the 6-foot-2, 192-pounder has 36 receptions for 640 yards, including a 71-yard reception, and three touchdowns. As a sophomore last season, he recorded 65 catches for 968 yards and five touchdowns.
Duke, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest have all extended scholarship offers. Pinckney said several programs in particular are showing the most interest right now.
“Indiana, Ole Miss, UNC, VT, Vanderbilt, Clemson, Mizzou,” he said.
Pinckney has been to Clemson a number of times over the years as a recruit and is looking to potentially return for another visit this season.
“Going to try to get to either Indiana, Ole Miss, Clemson or UNC,” Pinckney said. “One or two of those four.”
Should Clemson come in with an offer in the future, Pinckney said the school would sit well on his list.
“They would be in my top five,” he said.
Pickney cited a couple of reasons for why he is high on Clemson.
“The culture and their wide receiver success,” he said.
With more than a year to go until he can sign, Pinckney doesn’t have a timeframe in mind for his commitment decision and says his recruitment remains open.
“I don’t have all that figured out yet,” he said. “I’m wide open.”
Pinckney has visited Georgia and Virginia Tech this season thus far.
He is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 2 receiver in South Carolina, No. 16 receiver nationally and No. 63 overall prospect in the 2019 class.