UNC Football: Tar Heels add three-star edge rusher to 2022 class

Mack Brown and the UNC Football program have added to their 2022 recruiting class on Thursday night.

After securing a few commitments back in June, UNC’s football program has found some success on the recruiting trail here in Mid-July. Three-star edge rusher Bryson Jennings ended his recruitment and pledged a verbal commitment to the Tar Heels.

Jennings did so on Thursday night with a special announcement, picking the Tar Heels over coastal rival Virginia Tech:

The 6-foot-6, 235-pound Virginia native had a total of 15 offers in his recruitment and has been on a few different campuses so far this Summer. But in the end it came down to two programs, both in the ACC, and he opted to go out of state and pick the Tar Heels.

Jennings is the 10th player to pledge a verbal commitment to the Tar Heels’ 2022 class which is currently ranked as a top 40 one per the 247Sports rankings. Of those 10, only two are from the state of North Carolina as Brown and his staff have done a great job recruiting other key areas as well.

Jennings is ranked No. 423 nationally, No. 21 edge and No. 13 player in the state of Virginia per the 247Sports composite rankings. He’s a player that has improved over the past year or so and has the chance to climb the rankings again before making it on UNC’s campus.

With some work needed on the defensive side of the ball, the Tar Heels appear to be addressing those needs with future classes. And they still have more recruiting targets that they are hoping picks Chapel Hill when it’s time to announce.

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