2014 Target: Chris Register

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- A recent visit to North Carolina resulted in a scholarship offer for Chris Register, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound linebacker from Dudley High School.

Scouting Report

"Right now, he's an aggressive, young player," Dudley head coach Steven Davis said. "I think as he gets older, he's going to be a great, instinctive player. He has great instincts to the ball. He reads well for a linebacker. I think that's going to help him out on the next level the way he reads offenses."

Prep Career

After contributing on special teams as a freshman, Register became a full time starter at middle linebacker for Dudley as a sophomore.

"We want to put him in the middle, because we don't want people to run away from him," Davis said. "He has the potential to play D-end or outside ‘backer, but at those positions people can run away from him."

That season resulted in All-Metro Conference recognition after accumulating 89 tackles and 8.5 sacks.


With the recent addition of UNC and NC State, Register is up to four scholarship offers. Clemson and Indiana have also offered.

Register's UNC offer was extended during a visit to Chapel Hill early last week. His parents and brother accompanied him on the trip.

"[My parents] loved it, because of how education-based it was," Register said. "Education is first there starting early in the morning."

The majority of Register's visit was spent touring UNC's campus.

"Everything is around the stadium, so everything is at most ten minutes apart," Register said. "I really liked how it was laid out like that."

Register's visit included separate meetings with Larry Fedora, defensive coordinator Dan Disch, and primary recruiter Chris Kapilovic. The main topic of conversation was the position they project Register playing in their 4-2-5 defensive scheme – Bandit.

"I liked [the Bandit position]," Register said. "It's pretty much what I do now – pass rush, blitzing a lot, dropping into coverage, and playing the run."

Other schools see Register continuing to play linebacker into his collegiate career. However, Davis believes how Register grows the next couple years will dictate what position he'll ultimately play.

"He plays linebacker so well and if he stays around that 6-foot-4 range, I think he could be a real good inside ‘backer for a college team," Davis said. "But he might grow into a defensive end – you never know. He has the ability to play both positions."

Besides UNC, Register has visited Alabama, Clemson, South Carolina, and Wake Forest. He's scheduled to visit NC State on Aug. 19 to watch a Wolfpack scrimmage.

Register's early favorite is Alabama.

"I've just always liked Alabama growing up," Register said. "And I really enjoyed my visit there."

Register adds that he is strongly considering every school that has offered him.

Extra Notes

Off the football field, Register excels in the classroom where he maintains a 4.0 GPA… He is also a part of Dudley's track and field team… Register has a cousin who is currently enrolled as a student at UNC.

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