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Pinckney plans late official visits

Sylvania (Ohio) Southview three-star athlete JayJay Pinckney has a firm grasp of the schools standing out atop his list, but the northwest Ohio native is in no rush to set official visits with those programs.
"I haven't actually been able to schedule those with the coaches yet," Pinckney said. "I have mentioned it to them, but we really haven't gotten too in-depth with it."
The reason Pinckney has not felt compelled to schedule any of his official visits is because he does not plan to take them for several more months.
"I will just take my visits in January when all the bowl games are done," he said. "That way I can actually get a good feel and everyone will be there."
When the time comes for Pinckney to start planning those trips, he knows which schools he will contact first.
"I know for sure I will take my visits to Michigan State and UK, and probably Cincinnati," he said. "Other teams a obviously still in the hunt. Boston College is still in the hunt. The University of Toledo is ten minutes away from my house and they have a great football program. They're definitely not a sleeper."
Pinckney's most recent unofficial visit was to Kentucky at the end of July. He also saw fellow favorite Michigan Staet earlier that month.
"I just really enjoy Michigan State - it is similar to home," Pinckney said. "I have a friend who goes there [Mark Meyers] who is a defensive back and he has told me different things about them. When I went on a visit there with my mom I just really enjoyed it and they gave me a great feel."
Cincinnati also hosted Pinckney for a summer visit, back in June. It was the latest of several visits to see the Bearcats for the Toledo-area prospect.
"I have some family down there and friends from my school who go down to Cincinnati," he said. "I definitely have been impressed as far as them coming in with a new offense, a new establishment. I had a good feel when I went down there and talked with [Tommy Tuberville]. I enjoy the offense and have a good connection with the receivers coach."
Although Pinckney will wait until the winter to make official visits, he does expect to unofficially visit his top schools for games in the fall.