"I just talked to Coach [Steve] Hagan up there and he's a nice guy," Harbin said. "And the other coaches seem nice, too. They talk about how they want to get their program back on track."
Hagen, Harbin's primary recruiting, contacts Harbin approximately once every two weeks.
"[We talk about] how the team is doing and how I am doing," Harbin said.
In addition to UNC, Harbin is also favoring Alabama, Florida, Florida State, and South Carolina. All have offered him a scholarship, and according to Harbin, all have "good" coaching staffs.
Although he is primarily being recruited as a defensive end, UNC likes Harbin as a tight end/hybrid-back.
"It doesn't matter to me [what I'm being recruited for]," said Harbin. "I just want to get on the field."
Harbin, who hasn't visited any of his favorites outside of camping at Alabama, plans to officially visit each favorite. He will most likely schedule each official trip after the season.
In the meantime, Harbin figures to make a few unofficial trips during the season. However, he has yet to set any travel arrangements.
McGill-Toolen is off to a 5-0 start with Harbin leading the defense with 20 tackles and three sacks.
As a junior, Harbin earned all-region honors after accumulating 75 tackles, including 25 for a loss, and ten sacks.