UNC Football: Tar Heels land commitment from safety

The UNC football program adds another defensive player to their 2019 recruiting class, picking up a verbal from an in-state safety

The “Freak Show” event hosted by Larry Fedora and the North Carolina Tar Heels football program has once again proved to be worth it. Just a week after the camp was hosted, the Tar Heels received another commit from a 2019 recruit that participated in the camp.

On Friday, safety/linebacker Brendan Harrington offered his verbal commitment to North Carolina as they have added to their 2019 recruiting class.

Harrington was one of the top performers at the Freak Show camp held in Chapel Hill last weekend and didn’t want to wait any longer to join the Carolina Family. Harrington told Inside Carolina’s Don Callahan that he thought the University was the right fit for him not only to play football at but to earn a degree.

The Pittsboro, North Carolina native is just the latest in-state prospect to commit to the Tar Heels, joining wide receiver Emery Simmons who flipped his verbal from Indiana last week.

Harrington is ranked as the No. 54 player in the state of North Carolina and had a total of seven offers including from Syracuse and Army. After performing well in the Freak Show event, Harrington left a big impression on UNC coaches.

He becomes the 11th player to commit to UNC’s 2019 recruiting class that is ranked No. 41 on 247 Sports. The class is loaded on the defensive side with five of the eleven commits being defensive backs. UNC’s secondary has lost a lot of talent of the past two years so replenishing the unit with this 2019 class is important.

The 6-foot-1 safety will play his senior year at Northwood High School this Fall.

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