Greensboro (N.C.) Dudley High is set to kick off its 2012 campaign as most schools are at this time of year, but recruiting hasn't slowed down for one of its standout players.
Chris Register picked up a North Carolina offer and a North Carolina State offer just before preseason camp. He hit the in-state schools just after camping at Alabama, who has yet to offer. While in Tuscaloosa, the 2014 linebacker prospect had the chance to meet the leader of the Crimson Tide.
"It was pretty good, he said they really love me. Coming from Nick Saban, who wouldn't like that?" he admitted. "I wasn't nervous; I was just paying close attention to the details he was saying. He said he is going to follow me throughout my high school career, and they love me already.
"They don't offer as quickly as other people do, so I just got to keep working."
Register describes the camp scene at ‘Bama as something he is not used to seeing on an everyday basis.
"It was very intense, there was extreme running, the drills were very hardcore – not something you do every day," he admitted. "That's their everyday practice, so I see why they're about to have 15 rings."
Though it was the first time the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder had been on campus for football, he is quite familiar with the area.
"It's wasn't my first time there, I have family up there," said Register. "It helps, because I want to be successful (in college) and I want to feel comfortable, too."
Since participating in the camp, as Saban detailed, the staff has remained in touch with the linebacker.
Said Register, "Coach (Chris) Rumph has talked to me every now and then, asking how I'm doing. I just can't wait for (an offer) to come."