From the moment Virginia Tech’s focus on 2019 recruiting started to increase last summer, three-star WR Jacoby Pinckney was a top offensive priority and has continued to be such since then. Today, the talented South Carolina recruit came to a decision that has the Hokie coaching staff quite happy.
Jacoby Pinckney announced today that he has committed to Virginia Tech. Pinckney chose the Hokies over fellow finalists Alabama, Georgia, and Michigan.
Pinckney is the third true wide receiver to commit to VT alongside Elijah Bowick and Tayvion Robinson with likely WR Jaden Payoute and ATH Jahad Carter also committed. He is also the first commit from South Carolina in VT’s 2019 class.
Pinckney is a big pickup for the Hokies especially given how long VT has pursued the three-star WR. VT was one of the first to offer Pinckney and even as his offer list grew significantly, VT continued to be the constant at the top of his recruitment leading up to his commitment that has seemed inevitable for months.
Jacoby Pinckney in the Recruiting Rankings
ESPN is the only recruiting service that rates Pinckney as a four-star recruit and ranks him 251st in their ESPN 300. Among WRs, Pinckney is ranked 38th best by ESPN, 53rd best by the 247 Sports Composite, 55th best by Rivals, and 74th best by 247 Sports. Pinckney is also ranked as the third best recruit in South Carolina by ESPN, fourth best by Rivals and the 247 Sports Composite, and ninth best by 247 Sports.
Jacoby Pinckney’s Offer List (According to 247 Sports) (Finalists in Bold)
- ACC: Virginia Tech, Duke, NC State, North Carolina, Syracuse, Wake Forest
- SEC: Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee
- Big 10: Michigan, Indiana
- Big 12: Oklahoma
- Sun Belt: Appalachian State