Byron Nelson commits to UNC football five days after being offered

Class of 2025 offensive lineman wastes no time committing to UNC Football program
ACC Championship - Clemson v North Carolina
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Class of 2025 offensive lineman Byron Nelson from Katy, TX, announced that he would be committing to the North Carolina football program less than a week after he announced that he was offered by Mack Brown and the UNC football program.

The 295-pound prospect received his offer from the Tar Heels on Sunday after a visit to Chapel Hill- and immediately made his love for the program public.

In an interview with Inside Carolina on Sunday, Nelson said this about his trip to Chapel Hill.

"I'll probably say [North] Carolina is on the top of the list right now… They showed me a great time [on my official visit]. There was not one single moment that I didn't enjoy myself. My parents were happy and my sister was happy."

Nelson's trip to UNC was the final stop on his three-college tour in June, where he also visited Pittsburgh and Vanderbilt, the other two schools in his top three.

Nelson made it clear that he values academics as well, and football isn'twasn’t the only factor guiding his decision.

​​"It was amazing with Coach [Mack] Brown sitting in his office surrounded by history. Knowing it was a North Carolina offer, it comes with a lot of weight. The degree is worth $200,000 -- that's something that a kid never dreams of." 

Nelson is the 12th UNC football commit in the 2025 recruiting class and the third offensive lineman. His commitment moves the UNC recruiting Class of 2025 to No. 36 in the nation and No. 8 in the ACC.