Chris Register is one of the most sought-after prospects in the country. Now that the spring evaluation period is in full swing, it should come as no surprise that multiple college coaches have already been by his school.
"N.C. State came on the first day," said the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Register. "Florida State, Alabama and North Carolina have come by, too. I know Clemson and Western Carolina are also going to come by."
All the aforementioned schools have offered except Alabama. They are joined by Duke, Florida, Indiana, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wake Forest.
Register recently had a chance to visit one of those schools.
"I went to N.C. State for the spring game," he said. "The defense was awesome. I watched the linebackers and they were attacking and playing downhill. I like that type of defense."
The new N.C. State staff made sure Register knew he was a major priority in the 2014 class.
"The coaches told me and that they want me," said Register, who holds double-digit offers. "I talked to Coach (Dave) Doeren a lot. Talking to the head coach a lot, makes me feel like they really want me. He's very involved with recruiting."
"Usually, head coaches don't recruit, but Coach Doeren does. I feel like I'm starting to develop a really good relationship with him. I also feel like I have the best relationship with their coaching staff because I go over there so often."
Along with the Wolfpack, Register said Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina and South Carolina are all showing heavy interest.
Each school appeals to the four-star linebacker.
Clemson: "I like the coaching staff," he said. "Coach (Mike) Reed recruited me when he was at N.C. State. I've also built a great relationship with my recruiting coach, Coach (Robbie) Caldwell – he's a cool guy. I also really like the area, too."
Florida State: "They had a great season last year. I like that they communicate with me a lot. They really try to stay in touch. They also want to move me around on defense, so teams won't be able to lock in on me."
North Carolina: "They stay in touch with me a lot, too. The coaching staff has a lot of energy. They want me to play the Bandit position, which would give me a chance to move around and make plays."
South Carolina: "They put out athletes down there. They also have a good defense and a good offense. I also like the atmosphere and the coaching staff."
Register has one visit scheduled – Florida State on June 12. After his trip to Tallahassee, he said he may also stop by LSU. He then mentioned he would like to get to Clemson, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina and Tennessee this summer.
What is his timetable for his decision?
"I'm not sure when I'm going to narrow things down," he said. "But when I narrow my list, it will probably be to five."
"I would like to go through my season without having to worry about my decision, but at the same time, I don't want to make my decision too quickly. So, I will probably make it after my season."
Last season, Register had 111 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, seven sacks, five forced fumbles, two interceptions, and three pass breakups.
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