Tennessee’s coaches continue to send out offers in the 2019 class as they prepare to make a run at some of the best athletes in the next cycle once the 2018 class wraps up. That continued on Saturday night when the Vols sent out an offer to one of the best players in the state of South Carolina.
Jacoby Pinckney, a four-star wide receiver, picked up an offer from Tennessee on Saturday night. He’s the No. 2 player in the state of South Carolina per the 247Sports Composite rankings, and he’s a top-250 overall player according to those rankings as well. The regular 247Sports rankings have him rated as the No. 62 overall player and No. 16 receiver in the 2019 class.
— Jacoby Pinckney (@jpinckney18) January 27, 2018
Tennessee is far from the first SEC school to offer Pinckney. He already has offers from Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Ole Miss. He also has offers from Virginia Tech, North Carolina, and Duke.
As a junior, Pinckney caught 65 passes for 1,075 yards and six touchdowns according to Max Preps. He also ran for a touchdown last season. In his high school career, the 6-foot-3 receiver has 133 catches for 2,083 yards and 11 scores.
Pinckney is a smart receiver who can run routes effectively and knows how to use his big frame to shield himself from defenders and high point jump balls. He has great awareness and uses every inch of his 6-foot-3 frame to make plays. He’s not the fastest receiver you’ll encounter, but he’s far from slow. And his skill set is suited well to his body type.
The Vols will need a couple receivers in their 2019 class as they prepare for several seniors after the 2019 season to depart. Tennessee also currently only has one player on their roster from the state of South Carolina heading into the 2018 season, and that’s wide receiver/defensive back D.J. Henderson. The Vols also have Paxton Brooks, a kicker/punter, in their 2018 early signing class who is from South Carolina.