Gronkowski, a 6-foot-6 235-pound tight end from Williamsville (N.Y.) North, is excited about the trip, as is his primary recruiter at UNC, Dave Brock.
"He said he's excited and he has stuff set up for me to do," Gronkowski said of the Tar Heel coach. "I just want to see what they have to show me."
Following this week's trips, Gronkowski might make another visit to Ohio State. He will then narrow his list of 20-plus scholarship offers to a final five before his senior football season and take his five official visits.
Right now, six schools currently have Gronkowski's attention.
"The ones that stand out are the ones that are recruiting me the most right now – Clemson, Ohio State, North Carolina, Maryland, Arizona, and Syracuse," said Gronkowski.
A Scout.com five-star prospect, Gronkowski is the No. 2-ranked tight end and the 44th ranked recruit overall in the nation by Scout.com.
During his junior season, Gronkowski caught 36 passes for 648 yards and seven touchdowns earning All-Western New York and Second Team All-State honors. On defense he added 73 tackles including five for a loss and six sacks, and forced two fumbles.