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Transfer cornerback Tony Grimes chooses Texas A&M

Oct 8, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels defensive back Tony Grimes (1) tackles Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Frank Ladson Jr. (8) during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports

Former North Carolina cornerback Tony Grimes, one of the top cornerbacks available in the NCAA transfer portal, announced his commitment to Texas A&M on Thursday.

“College Station, Lets do it,” Grimes wrote on social media above a video revealing his commitment to the Aggies.

Grimes, a 6-foot, 195-pound corner from Virginia Beach, was a five-star recruit and the No. 1 cornerback recruit in the Class of 2021, per the 247Sports composite rankings, before he reclassified to 2020.

He has two years of eligibility remaining.

He made four starts as a true freshman in 2020 before becoming a full-time starter in 2021. In 32 games over three seasons in Chapel Hill, Grimes has tallied 19 pass breakups and 97 tackles with one interception and one sack.

Texas A&M had four cornerbacks enter the portal, including a pair of highly-touted members of its 2022 freshman class, Denver Harris and Smoke Bouie. Harris and some teammates received a suspension for the Aggies’ last seven games over a locker room incident.

–Field Level Media