Tabb, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end from Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic, had originally planned to make a verbal commitment prior to Christmas.
"I'm glad I waited, because a lot things happened after [my originally planned announcement] and it solidified my decision," Tabb said.
Tabb eventually selected UNC over co-finalists Arkansas, Iowa, and Michigan. He officially visited all four aforementioned schools.
"My mom always said put academics first," Tabb said. "I have a love for broadcast journalism and [UNC] happened to have one of the top programs in the country."
Tabb admits the NCAA investigation into UNC caused a temporary delay, but didn't shake his feelings for the Tar Heel program.
"[The investigation] was another reason why I waited a little bit to see how that would turn out," Tabb said. "But I trust the entire coaching staff and I'm not really too worried about it any more."
Tabb says he speaks to Allen Mogridge, his primary recruiter and future position coach, almost daily.
"Our conversations are about everything," Tabb said. "It's not always about football. He asks me how my day went, how's my mom, how's my girlfriend – stuff like that."
Tabb decided not to go out for basketball this winter, but he plans on playing lacrosse this spring.
He said he projects as a qualifier by the NCAA Clearinghouse.