Junior linebacker Chris Register of Greensboro (N.C.) Dudley has one specific criterion for the future school he’ll choose to attend.
Chris Register isn't ready to name leaders.
“My decision will come down to who the teams are recruiting,” Register said. “If a team is deep at linebacker, it doesn’t make any sense for me to go there.”
Right now, Register says he’s hearing most from Clemson, Indiana, LSU, North Carolina and Ole Miss. Though he isn’t listing any favorites, the 6-feet-4, 210- pound prospect offered his thoughts on a few particular schools.
“Clemson won their bowl game, so that’s a big plus,” Register said. “They got the N.C. State coach. Mike Reed is a really cool guy. We have gotten pretty close over time. He told me about his move to Clemson a day or two after it happened. He told me nothing will change. He’s still going to recruit me.”
The North Carolina native visited UNC this season for the Tar Heels’ game against East Carolina.
“I had a good time,” Register said. “UNC is close to home and their education is up to par. They have a new staff, and they are headed in the right direction. I want to visit again for the Duke basketball game.”
Though the University of Alabama has yet to extend a scholarship offer to the four-star prospect, Register has the Tide on his radar.
“After the Alabama bowl game, that gave me a lot to think about," Register said. "They were just dominant. From Alabama, I mostly just get letters. Every now and then I’ll talk to a coach. I would like to get an Alabama offer. I talked to Coach Saban after one of the games down there. He made a joke about how he’s going to wait [on offering]. He said he doesn’t give out offers easily.”
Asked if the Crimson Tide were to extend an offer, would that make Alabama a front-runner, Register said, “I can’t really say right now. I want to wait and see how things work out.”
Register wants to attend a few junior days close to his home, but no visits are currently planned.
“Right now, I’m just focusing on school and working out,” Register said. “I am going to wait to make my decision because coaches can leave. I also want to see what kind of players schools recruit.”
Register is ranked as the No. 11 outside linebacker in the 2014 class. He accounted for 110 tackles, seven sacks and two interceptions in his junior season.