It appears one current UCF football player will attempt a rare quadruple collegiate stop.
Thursday, 247Sports.com reported that Jalen Pinkney has worked his way into the NCAA transfer database. A UCF official subsequently confirmed that the defensive lineman has signaled his intention to consider a transfer. They wouldn’t, though, confirm Pinkney’s name is officially in the portal.
While Pinkney did not announce a decision on Twitter, he did retweet a tweet that indicated he is transferring.
Pinkney actually began his collegiate career at Vanderbilt. Only three defensive signees were rated higher than Pinkney, a three-star prospect, in the Commodores’ 2017 recruiting class. As a true freshman, the Georgia native appeared in seven games.
Following the 2017 season, Pinkney transferred to a Kansas junior college. The following year, he transferred into the UCF football program.
With the Knights, Pinkney appeared in four games this past season. On the year, the lineman was credited with five tackles. Four of those came in one game, an October loss to Cincinnati.
Pinkney is the second UCF football player to enter the portal in April. Earlier in the month, tight end Jonathon MacCollister took the first step in leaving the Knights. MacCollister had been medically disqualified the previous month by the school.
UCF is coming off a 2019 football campaign in which they won 10 games. It marked the third straight season in which the Knights reached double-digit wins. Over the past three seasons, the AAC school has gone 35-4.