Virginia Tech Football Scouting Report: Jacoby Pinckney

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Jacoby Pinckney will enroll at Virginia Tech this summer. (Photo by Jason Stamm)

Jacoby Pinckney
Wide Receiver
Dorman High School, Roebuck, SC
6-1, 200

247: 3-star, No. 60 WR, No. 9 player in SC
Rivals: 3-star, No. 70 WR, No. 6 player in SC
ESPN: 4-star, No. 254 overall player, No. 37 WR, No. 2 player in SC

Other Power 5 offers: 15, including Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma and Florida.

ESPN is a bit higher on Pinckney than the recruiting services.  As a comparison, ESPN ranks players going to South Carolina at No. 3 and No. 5 in the Gamecock State, the No. 4 player is heading to Auburn, and the No. 6 player signed with Clemson.  Pinckney ranks above those guys at No. 2.

Pinckney and Elijah Bowick were at the top of Virginia Tech’s wish list at outside receiver.  I don’t worry too much about the star rankings.  Rivals also ranked Isaiah Ford a 3-star player and the No. 67 WR in the country, which is just about where they have Pinckney.

That said, Pinckney dropped in the rankings a bit as a senior, I assume because his senior season was less productive, according to his profile on