More than just a game

SPARTANBURG - Four-star linebacker commitment Chris Register understands that Saturday's Shrine Bowl isn't just another all-star game.

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The country's first high school all-star football game, the Shrine Bowl has raised over $75 million dollars for Shriners Hospitals since its inception in 1937.

One of the highest rated players on the North Carolina team, Register said there's more to the experience than practice during the week and the game on Saturday.

"It's more for the kids. I like playing for people that look up to me. That's what I like about it," Register said. "It's more than just us…it's more than just trying to win. It's about trying to inspire. Playing for something makes the game that much better."

Just one day after Register led Dudley High School to a state championship, he reported to Spartanburg for duty.

"It's been good," he said. "I'm sore. I'm not used to practicing in full pads everyday, but it's been fun."

Register added, "I've been impressed with everybody. Everybody is out here for a reason. Every out here is good. I'm impressed with everybody. Well, not really impressed, because you expect everybody to be good."

Later this month, Register will head to Orlando for the Offense-Defense Bowl. A few days after he gets home from that, he'll report to Clemson.

"It's pretty much set in to me. I'll be ready for it. I'm going to have to be ready for it," Register said Top Stories