Big guy in the middle

The national spotlight focused on Nyles Pinckney is getting brighter.  Although still a junior, the talented 6’3’’, 285-pound defensive tackle from Whale Branch Early College High School already has a bevy of schools competing for his signature, including big names like Clemson, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Georgia and Miami.  The latest indication of Pinckney’s star status is an online poll currently being conducted by FNF (Friday Night Football) Magazine, which has opened up its “coverboy” selection process to the public.  Fans can vote on line for one of 25 finalists from North Carolina and South Carolina (including Pinckney), with the top two vote-getters in the poll earning their way onto the magazine’s 2015 edition cover.  The online vote will be open until April 15, and Beaufort County football fans can Tweet their votes at @fnfmag and use the hashtag #FNFcoverboy.