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Pinckney details recruiting

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Sylvania (Ohio) Southview athlete JayJay Pinckney was one of the standouts at the Cincinnati Rivals Camp Series event last month. The 6-foot-3, 173-pound prospect also boasts eight scholarship offers.
Of the eight schools that have offered Pinckney a scholarship, several have caught his attention early in the process.
"I have a pretty good vibe with Louisville, Kentucky, Western Michigan and Toledo," Pinckney said. "I have gotten down to Louisville so far. Later this month I am probably going to visit Kentucky and Western Michigan. I will probably go for a [campus] tour most likely."
The trip to Louisville occurred earlier this spring, and gave Pinckney a good feel for the Cardinal's program.
"Louisville was a very good visit," Pinckney said. "I enjoyed their facilities and the things they had to offer. They are downtown and the coaches are all very nice. They seem like very comfortable people to be around."
Schools that have yet to offer, among them Michigan State and Indiana, have also been showing increasing interest.
"Michigan State came in last week," Pinckney said. "Their recruiting coordinator for our area is Coach [Mike] Tressel. I have built a relationship with him and probably will go up there later this week just to visit."
Although he has several teams with which he has connected early in the process, Pinckney is nowhere near a final decision.
"I definitely want to take it into my senior year," he said. "I don't want any distractions during my senior year and want to be a leader for my team, so I will probably make that at the end of my football season."
Pinckney played wide receiver at the Cincinnati Rivals Camp stop, but also has the ability to play on the defensive side of the football in college.
"Most teams are gravitating towards receiver, but a lot of them are keeping an open mind as far as me playing multiple positions, like defensive back," Pinckney said. "My preference would be wide receiver, but it wouldn't upset me if I played defensive back. I love both positions, really."
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