Virginia Tech added a long sought after wide receiver to its 2019 recruiting class on Tuesday. Jacoby Pinckney announced his verbal commitment to the Hokies.
Tech offered the Dorman HS (Roebuck, SC) product way back in July 2016. He has been a priority target and frequent visitor to Blacksburg since. Pinckney opted for Tech over reported offers from Alabama, Georgia, and Michigan.
"They set their wide receivers up to make plays," Pinckney said about the Hokies in September 2016. "That's what a receiver likes, getting a one-on-one opportunity to make plays. I liked that. It really stood out."
Indeed, the Hokies view the sizeable wideout as an outside threat. The pass catcher caught 65 balls for 1,075 yards, and 6 touchdowns last season. Pinckney participated in an April Under Armour All-America camp and 247Sports analyst John Garcia praised his performance.
Roebuck (S.C.) Dorman wide receiver Jacoby Pinckney had a strong day, literally and figuratively. Impressive on the hoof at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, he attacks the defensive back and the football as physically as one would expect. He is quicker than fast, especially for his size, and moves with a decisiveness that created separation. There wasn't a pass-catcher more consistent Sunday than the three-star, who secured nearly every catch away from his body.
Pinckney is a 3-star (0.8880) recruit and the No. 4 prospect in South Carolina this cycle according to the 247Sports Composite. The Four-Letter offers a more bullish 4-star grade, good for the 251st player in the ESPN 300.
Pinckney makes it six 2019 cycle verbal commitments for Virginia Tech in June. Three-star WR Tayvion Robinson revealed Virginia Tech as his college destination on June 24. Three-star 2019 TE Nick Gallo picked Tech on June 19. Three-star 2019 DT Norell Pollard went public with his Virginia Tech commitment on June 18. The Hokies added 4-star WR Jaden Payoute to their class on June 10. And 4-star CB Cam'Ron Kelly turned heads when the 757 standout pledged to Tech back on June 7.