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2021 Five-star recruit re-classing, joining UNC in 2020

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 16:59:29-04

The University of North Carolina (UNC) is known for its astute basketball program. Home to the likes of Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Vince Carter and many more.

UNC’s football team has struggled in the past but is looking to keep the momentum churning in the right direction after they won their first bowl game (a 55-13 victory over Temple in the Military Bowl) since the 2013 Belk Bowl.

UNC finished 7-6 last year and they allowed 229.6 passing yards and 23.7 points per game, which ranked seventh and fourth respectively in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) a season ago per CBS Sports.

Well there is nothing like improving the secondary like adding a five-star cornerback.

Enter Princess Anne High School’s cornerback Tony Grimes.

Grimes is ranked as the seventh-best player in the class of 2021 and the best cornerback in the nation by 247Sports.

Grimes recently committed to UNC for 2021 but in a recent Twitter post, he declared that he is going to re-class and join the team in the fall.

Now there is not a definite known reason for Grimes' decision to reclass but some think that it may be a way for Grimes to spend a year working out at UNC (if no season is played) than at a high school. Similar to being a redshirt.

Whatever the case is Grimes is now a Tar Heel and has the chance to play for two members of the College Football Hall of Fame in head coach Mack Brown (inducted in 2018) and cornerbacks coach Dre Bly (inducted in 2014).