5-star cornerback Tony Grimes, the No. 7 total participant within the Class of 2021, is the most recent large addition to North Carolina’s extremely rated class. The 6-foot, 180-pounder from Princess Anne Excessive College selected the Tar Heels over Georgia, Ohio State, Texas A&M and Alabama.
Grimes, from Virginia Seashore, Virginia, had 48 tackles and 4 interceptions as a junior final yr, main Princess Anne to an 8-Three file and playoff look. He additionally clocked a 4.20-second shuttle run and 33.8-inch vertical soar at a highschool regional camp in April 2018.
“Mack Brown is an unbelievable head coach,” Grimes instructed CBS Sports activities HQ. “He got here into UNC with gamers that he did not have, and he turned the soccer program round with gamers that he did not recruit. Now he has the gamers he recruited. I belief him, my household trusts him and we’ll win the natty.”
Brian Dohn, nationwide recruiting analyst for 247Sports activities, compares Grimes to Kyle Fuller of the Chicago Bears and offered this scouting report on his future on the collegiate stage.
“Extensive shoulders and good size. Body of security with cornerback expertise. Instinctual participant with excessive ability stage. Bodily and easy. Tracks ball properly and has nice timing. Opens hips and runs with ease. Lengthy strider who can cowl on lengthy crossing routes and deep throws. Robust higher physique helps re-route receivers with jams. Snug in backpedal and explodes ahead out of it. Good tackler and asset in run protection. Excessive IQ on and off subject. Management qualities. Should get stronger in decrease physique. Able to play at elite program when he steps on campus. First spherical NFL draft choose potential.”
Grimes is the most recent addition to what’s shaping as much as be a stellar recruiting class for coach Mack Brown. He’s the 17th dedication within the Tar Heels’ class of 2021, and the primary five-star prospect. Additionally they have 11, four-star gamers within the 247Sports activities Composite. They now rank No. Four within the crew recruiting rankings behind Ohio State, Clemson and Tennessee.