Pinckney to announce college choice on August 20

Whale Branch Early College High School defensive tackle Nyles Pinckney will announce his college choice on Aug. 20. The heavily-recruited Pinckney is scheduled to make the announcement at the Whale Branch High prior to the Warriors taking to the road for a scrimmage.

In July, Pinckney received an offer from Alabama. Pinckney holds additional offers from Clemson, Duke, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina and South Carolina. In-state programs Clemson and South Carolina appear to be the frontrunners in Pinckney’s recruitment.

Pinckney has thrived throughout his high school football career. During his junior season in 2014, Pinckney posted 98 tackles, 27 of which went for losses. Pinckney also registered nine sacks, blocked three field goals, logged 10 forced fumbles and made eight fumble recoveries as a junior.

Pinckney (6-3, 290) is rated a four-star prospect by Rivals and 247Sports. Last summer, Pinckney was ranked No. 95 in Rivals’ top 100 recruits in the Class of 2016. Whale Branch is scheduled to visit Hilton Head for a season-opener on Aug. 27. Kickoff for the Whale Branch-Hilton Head football game is set for 7:30 p.m.

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