The rich get richer.
After landing the No. 2 linebacker in the country on Wednesday and a four-star wide receiver on Thursday, Clemson received a commitment from another highly touted linebacker. Chris Register, a six-foot-three, 230-pounder out of Greensboro (N.C.) Dudley, pledged to the Tigers over offers from Auburn, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina and N.C. State, among many others.
“I like the area,” Register told TigerIllustrated.com. “It’s a place where I focus on studying. It’s very family-oriented. There’s a couple of guys I’m close with that’s going in and one that’s already there.”
In the last few years, North Carolina has proved to be a fertile recruiting area for Clemson. The Tigers have signed 11 players from North Carolina in the last three years. The trend continues this year with the pickup of Register, the No. 14 prospect in the state according to Rivals.com.
Register, the No. 22 linebacker in the country, joins Korie Rogers as the current linebacker commitments for Clemson. Scout.com also rates Register highly, touting him as the No. 11 outside linebacker in the country and No. 6 prospect in North Carolina. Register’s commitment now gives Clemson ten for the 2014 class. The Tigers have been on a roll lately in recruiting – before Register, four-star wide receiver Demarre Kitt committed (also on Thursday), and Rogers pledged to the Tigers on Wednesday.
Offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell did the majority of the recruiting with Register. Mike Reed and Brent Venables also assisted in the process.
When he’s not making plays on the football field, Register excels in the classroom (3.8 GPA) and on the track field. His size combined with his speed – he’s run the 40-yard dash in about 4.6 seconds – should provide Register with the tools to become a big-time linebacker in the ACC.