DL Nyles Pinckney of Whale Branch attended USC's junior day at the end of January, but he won't make it to Clemson's this Saturday. He does plan to ride up to Clemson for a spring practice. He also plans to visit Georgia Tech during his spring break and he wants to get to Georgia at some point.
Pinckney remains in contact with his USC and Clemson recruiters. He talked with USC recruiter Deke Adams Tuesday and Clemson recruiter Tony Elliott last week.
Pinckney's only visit thus far was to USC for that junior day and that turned out to be a good experience for him.
"It was good just visiting and seeing the academics for the first time," he said. "I got a tour of the new condos for the football players and the new practice fields. Coach Adams showed us film of the schemes they run and he wants us to come back." He plans to revisit USC this summer.
Pinckney said he does not have favorites yet but he wants to make a decision before his season. He said USC, Clemson and Georgia are the three recruiting him with the most effort. He's not sure yet if he'll graduate early.
Last season Pinckney had 98 tackles with 22 tackles for loss and 5 sacks. He also forced 10 fumbles and recovered 8.