For Forest (Miss.) wide receiver Josh Pinkston, football is part of the family tradition. Josh is the younger brother of a pair of former Southern Miss wide receivers, Joey Pinkston and Todd Pinkston. Of course, Todd moved on to play several years in the NFL, predominantly with the Philadelphia Eagles.
So it is no shock to hear that the wide receiver who is part of the Mississippi team at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic has numerous college options.
"I am being recruited by Southern Miss, Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Northwestern State, Tulane, Memphis, and UAB," Pinkston said. "Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama, and Southern Miss have all extended offers."
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The 6-foot-2, 190-pound wide receiver is quick to mention that his family ties to Southern Miss do not make him a lock to end up in Hattiesburg.
"I am just looking for the best place for me and my family," Pinkston said.
At this time, he has scheduled a pair of official visits to in-state schools.
"I have one planned for January 21st to Ole Miss and January 28th to Southern Miss," Pinkston said. "Nothing else planned right now. I also want to see maybe Auburn and Alabama."
The three-star wide receiver talked a bit about the Rebels and Golden Eagles.
"Ole Miss has a couple coaches who played with my brother at Southern Miss and have a good relationship with him," Pinkston said. "Southern Miss has said they will get the ball to me in a spread offense where they use different type of weapons. They said if I decide to go there they are going to use me as one of the weapons."
With a little less than two months before National Signing Day, Pinkston doesn't claim a leader and said he will use his visits to help him figure out where he will spend his next few years as a student and an athlete.
"I am going to a school to get a better education and for things after football," Pinkston said. "As far as football, it is basically going to come down to the depth chart and where I fit in best."