Strowbridge Officially Visits UNC

In spite of his Kentucky verbal commitment, Jason Strowbridge officially visited UNC this weekend.

“I know they have a long tradition of D-linemen going into the NFL,” Strowbridge said. “I know that’s something I want to be a part of.

“I know they have pretty good coaches on their staff.”

According to Strowbridge, UNC is looking at the 6-foot-4, 240-pounder as a five-technique strong-side defensive end – the same position he played at Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High.

Speaking of UNC’s coaches, they played a major role in Strowbridge scheduling the official visit this past weekend – specifically Keith Gilmore, Larry Porter, and defensive graduate assistant Tommy Richardson.

“Really, they just wanted to show me, instead of just telling me, what North Carolina was about,” Strowbridge said. “They told me I’d enjoy it.”

Strowbridge says the UNC coaches were correct – he did enjoy the visit.

“It was nice,” Strowbridge said. “I got to see the campus and see the facilities.”

In late September, Strowbridge verbally committed to Kentucky over Miami and UNC, his co-finalists at the time.

“I’m still committed, but [UNC] is one place that definitely could be one of my choices if I do de-commit,” Strowbridge said.

On a 1 to 10 scale, Strowbridge says his commitment to Kentucky is a seven. He plans on taking all five of his allotted official visits before determining which school he’ll sign with in February.

“After I take all my officials, I’ll sit down and think about all the colleges I went to,” Strowbridge said.

This coming weekend, Strowbridge is set to officially visit Kentucky. In January, he’s looking to schedule official trips to Louisville, Miami, and NC State.

Red-shirt freshman D-lineman Nazair Jones served as Strowbridge’s player host through his UNC official visit.

“He was really cool,” Strowbridge said. “He showed me everything and he introduced me to a bunch of cool people. He was really nice.”

Before making the long drive home to South Florida – 10 hours and 48 minutes to be exact – Strowbridge and his parents sat down with Larry Fedora in his office.

“He basically was just telling me that if I decide to come, he would make sure to take care of me personally,” Strowbridge said.

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