Three-star 2020 offensive tackle Jonathan Adorno announced Tuesday that he has decided to decommit from NC State and instead play for rival North Carolina.
A 6-foot-4, 290-pounder from nearby Rolesville High School, Adorno originally committed to coach Dave Doeren and the Wolfpack last June. But after visiting UNC over the weekend and attending Saturday’s last-second victory against Duke, he changed his mind.
"I want to start by thanking the NC State coaching staff for believing in me and giving me an opportunity to play at the next level," Adorno wrote in a Twitter post announcing his change of heart. "This was an extremely difficult decision to make, however with God and my family, I have made the decision to flip my commitment to the University of North Carolina."
Adorno is ranked as the No. 18 prospect in North Carolina by Rivals.com and is the first Shrine Bowl selection ever from his school.
He is the second 2020 three-star in-state prospect to switch his allegiance from State to coach Mack Brown and the Tar Heels.
Wide receiver Stephen Gosnell announced his flip on his Twitter account last week.
A 6-2, 200-pound native of Pilot Mountain, Gosnell has 37 catches for 899 yards and 13 touchdowns this season for East Surry High. He is a consensus top-50 prospect in North Carolina.