Clemson gets versatile linebacker

Clemson has landed three huge commitments over the last 24 hours and their latest is a versatile linebacker out of North Carolina. Find out what Chris Register is all about here...

  • Prospect: Chris Register
  • Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
  • High School: Dudley
  • Class: 2014
  • Size: 6-4/230
  • Position: Outside Linebacker
  • Ranking on Scout: No. 11 OLB | No. 6 in N.C. | No. 161 Overall
  • Winner: Clemson
  • Loser: North Carolina


  • Size
  • Versatility
  • Striking
  • Downhill speed
  • Shedding

    Areas for Improvement

  • Change of direction
  • Play in space
  • Pass coverage

    Scouting Report

    Register is a linebacker who can play standing up or with his hand down on the next level due to his size and length. He can play downhill and fill the inside holes or he can use his athleticism and length to help contain the edge. He is a natural pass rusher and he is strong in pursuit. He plays better in attack mode than if he drops into space or plays farther from the line of scrimmage. He is a very strong tackler and he tackles with some thump. He is limited laterally, but he pursues the ball well once he gets going downhill. He uses his long arms well to help shed blocks. Overall, he is a linebacker who could play inside or outside with his hand on the ground or standing up depending on how he develops physically. He has great size and will likely be moved around once Clemson gets him on campus.

    Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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