For the last few weeks, Pitt defensive coordinator Josh Conklin has been actively recruiting cornerback Jason Pinnock from Windsor, Connecticut. Last night, Pinnock received the good news that he was offered a scholarship to play for Pitt.
“Coach Conklin texted me around 9 PM saying you definitely have an offer from Pitt. I was caught off guard and surprised that they finally pulled the trigger because they wanted to see me on campus first so it was unexpected,” said Pinnock.”
Pinnock (6-0, 180) has been hesitant to talk publicly about Pitt because he’s already committed to Boston College, but last night I asked him about his skill set and his interest in Pitt moving forward.
“They say that they love my physicality, my ball skills, my hips, speed and ball point. They said that they need bigger defensive backs like me that can cover man to man well.”
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Pinnock tells me that he will make an official visit to Pitt on January 13-15 and that he definitely has an interest in learning more about Pat Narduzzi and Pitt.
“This changes my recruiting a bit because this is now my second ACC offer and I have a childhood friend and his family that live 10 minutes outside of campus,” said Pinnock.
“When I’m on campus in January, I’ll specifically be trying to build relationships with players, coaches, looking at facilities, academics, athletic housing, and the city as a whole. My father and I will go sight seeing with my family friend there to get a real feel for Pitt,” said Pinnock.
As you can imagine, it has to be a difficult situation to already be committed to a school and then get presented to play and attend a great school like Pitt.
“This situation is extremely difficult because I just pray I make the right decision and hope I do what’s best for me and my family.”
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