Updated: Jul 1, 2022
Friday is a massive day for the Tar Heels on the recruiting trail, with three major targets in the 2023 class revealing their decisions. There has been some nice success in the realm of recruiting lately for Carolina, but Friday packs a punch in the terms of the number of guys announcing as well as the caliber.
The second domino of the day to fall was one at a position of need in this class. 2023 3✮ IOL Robert Grigsby announced his commitment to the Tar Heels over Vanderbilt, NC State and others. The commitment comes following his official visit to Chapel Hill this past weekend that all but secured his commitment.
Grigsby, the No. 43 interior offensive lineman in 2023 class, is getting ready for his final season at North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, GA. Last year, he was a leader for a Warriors offensive line that helped pave the way for an offense that averaged 387.3 yards of total offense. He was also a key member of the offensive line unit in 2020 that helped lead the Warriors to a perfect conference season, a feat the team also achieved in 2021. Grigsby received all-conference honors in both of those seasons.
With Grigsby, there is so much to like about what he shows on tape. First of all, at 6’5, 295 lbs. he has the size to compete for reps right away, something that could be important for the team to have next if in fact he does play inside. He certainly has the mean streak to play inside if he wants to, but also has the footwork and athleticism to play tackle and have some nice success. The way that he moves is amazing considering his size and his lateral movement is really strong for someone at the high school. There should be no worry about his level of competition because he plays in the highest classification in Georgia and was able to dominate guys the way he did. This may very well be the most underrated member of this 2023 class.
With the commitment, the Tar Heel class moves from 33rd to 31st overall in the 247Sports Composite team rankings. They also spring ahead of Boston College and sit 7th in the ACC class rankings. The staff will hope to close the day strong later on this evening when Christian Hamilton announces his decision.