Jaybron Harvey, Robert Grigsby commits; UNC lands 2 prospects in 1 day

The start of July turned out to be a massive day for North Carolina football. UNC landed commitments from two key 2023 prospects: Jaybron Harvey and Robert Grigsby.

Harvey is a 6-foot-3, 215-pound edge rusher from Durham (NC) Southern High. He took four official visits this summer, including an early June trip to nearby Chapel Hill. In the end, though, Harvey picked North Carolina over Oklahoma, South Carolina and Louisville. That’s a solid trio of teams to beat out for Harvey.

According to 247 Sports, Harvey, a 4-star prospect, is a Top 25 edge rusher in the 2023 recruiting class and a Top 10 prospect from the state of North Carolina. Harvey’s recruitment was led by Tommy Thigpen and Gene Chizik.

Harvey is the top-ranked 2023 commitment for North Carolina, currently.

However, Harvey wasn’t the only high-profile prospect the Tar Heels landed on Friday; North Carolina also added Grigsby, who plays his prep ball for Kennesaw (GA) North Cobb.

Grigsby, a 6-foot-3, 310-pound offensive lineman, visited North Carolina last week. His commitment marks a major recruiting win over Vanderbilt and, especially, NC State, the two other programs he also visited.

North Carolina assistant coaches Jack Bicknell and Lonnie Galloway led the team’s recruitment of Grigsby.

UNC’s 2023 recruiting class now sits at 11 commitments, including three from the state of Georgia: Grigsby, cornerback Kaleb Cost and linebacker Caleb LaVallee. All three of 3-star prospects, per 247 Sports.

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