Four-Star Flip

Apparently Jason Strowbridge couldn’t wait until National Signing Day – as was his original plan. On Monday, the four-star defensive lineman announced that he has switched his pledge from Kentucky to North Carolina.

Strowbridge, a 6-foot-4, 240-pounder from Deerfield Beach (Fla.), had to been committed to Kentucky since September. At the time of that decision, Miami and UNC were his co-finalists.

Despite his commitment, Strowbridge remained in constant contact with Larry Porter, who recruits South Florida for UNC.

After the football season, Strowbridge began taking official visits. First stop? UNC the first weekend in December. The following weekend he officially visited the school he was currently committed to: Kentucky. Following the holiday Dead Period, he officially visited NC State and Central Florida on consecutive weekends.

After returning from UCF last week, Strowbridge reportedly narrowed his focus to Kentucky and UNC and planned a Signing Day announcement. But on Monday, he announced.

Strowbridge gives UNC 20 verbal commitments with less than a week until Signing Day. He’s also the Tar Heels’ eighth four-star pledge. He becomes the fifth member of UNC's class to be ranked in the Scout 300.

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