Wide Receiver, Class of 2019
Dorman High School, Roebuck, SC
Virginia Tech picked up some big news on Tuesday afternoon when 4-star wide receiver Jacoby Pinckney committed to the Hokies over Alabama, Georgia and Michigan. He is Tech’s 12th commitment of the 2019 cycle, and the fourth wide receiver in the class.
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— Jacoby Pinckney (@jpinckney18) June 26, 2018
Pinckney is from Dorman High School in Roebuck, SC, which is about one hour and 25 minutes southwest of Charlotte.
According to the 247Sports database, the Hokies won the battle for Pinckney’s commitment over 15 other Power 5 conference schools. On June 10, he cut his list to Virginia Tech, Alabama, Georgia and Michigan, but he also had offers from South Carolina, Florida, Oklahoma, and many others.
Pinckney’s ratings vary by site…
247: 3-star, No. 555 player nationally, No. 74 WR, No. 9 player in South Carolina
Rivals: 3-star, No. 55 WR, No. 4 player in South Carolina
ESPN: 4-star, No. 251 player nationally, No. 38 WR, No. 3 player in South Carolina
ESPN holds a higher opinion of him than the other recruiting services, but no matter what the rankings say, it’s not often that the Hokies win a recruiting battle in which Alabama, Georgia and Michigan are the other finalists.
Pinckney caught 65 passes for 1,075 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior.
Jacoby Pinckney 247
Jacoby Pinckney Rivals
Jacoby Pinckney Hudl