Chris Register saw some new faces but was also around some people he knew when he visited NC State a week ago for the Pack's basketball matchup with UNC.
He had never had any personal interaction with the new coaching staff but the Dudley linebacker knew some of the other recruits that made the trip. One of his teammates traveled to NC State with him and Lorenzo Featherston, who he played against this year, was there as well.
Being around some familiar faces probably made Register feel a little more comfortable while he was on campus but Dave Doeren put him at ease as well.
"We had some 1-on-1 time," Register said. "He talked to me about the history he's had with winning; how he's won where he's been and how he plans on carrying that on to NC State. He wants me to be a part of it."
The fans made the atmosphere a memorable one but because Register is considering both NC State and North Carolina he was torn on who he wanted to win.
"The fans are fun," Register said. "Between those two (schools) it's pretty hard for me to say. Both of them are new programs you could say. They have new coaching staffs but UNC has gone through a year with their new coaching staff and they seemed to do pretty well. I'm just waiting to see how NC State is going to do. It seems like they're probably going to do well but I'll just have to see."
Dudley finished 7-5 on the year but after starting the season 1-3 that kind of finish was an accomplishment. They even won a game in the playoffs against Reagan before falling 36-26 at the hands of North Davidson.
Register is likely to attend one of the basketball games between North Carolina and Duke but seemed undecided on whether he will go to that in Chapel Hill or Durham.