With offers from NC State, UNC, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, Clemson and Virginia among others, Greensboro (NC) Dudley LB Chris Register has emerged as one of the state's most sought-after players regardless of position.
Throw in 111 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, seven sacks, five forced fumbles, two interceptions, and three pass breakups as a junior and the 6-4, 220 pound is easily one of the top linebacker prospects around. Scout.com has listed him as a four-star prospect and the No. 11 outside linebacker in the nation.
While Register doesn't claim any favorites and appears nowhere near making a decision on his college future, NC State has been one of the schools that Register has seen most often and it would appear the Pack has positioned themselves well to maintain their spot as a serious contender for down the road.
Register was at NC State this past Saturday, his second trip to Raleigh for a Wolfpack junior day, and talked about the visit with Pack Pride.
"It was a good trip. I got to see the campus a little bit more in-depth and stuff. I'm getting more comfortable with the coaches and I've had a chance to get to know more about them to see what they're looking for.
"I've probably built the best relationship with coach Huxtable and coach Doeren. We've got a great relationship. I've talked to them a few times and we've had some long conversations."
For State's part, they've left no doubt in Register's mind about what they're hoping to accomplish.
"They want me to join them. Every time we talk they let me know they want me to commit."
That's unlikely to happen anytime soon as Register ponders some additional trips for down the road.
"I'm going to see South Carolina, Clemson and Wake Forest since they're area schools and they're easier to get to."