The buzz around the Shrine Bowl practices Tuesday centered around Clemson verbal commitment Chris Register. TheClemsonInsider.com caught up with the prize recruit following Tuesday’s practice.
What has the Shrine Bowl experience been like for you so far?
“It has been fun. The practices have been cool. I am just playing ball,” said Register.
Saturday afternoon Chris led Dudley to the State Championship. Sunday he arrived for the Shrine Bowl.
“I don’t really think I have felt it yet. I think when I see so rings. I talked to coach Davis today to see what the rings will look like. He said they are going to be like 4x or 5x so I can’t wait to get that on my hand,” said Register.
Chris put a hard hit on a running back in practice Saturday and the coaches had to tell him to take it easy on the offense.
“Oh yeah the told me. Honestly I don’t really try to hit that hard in practice. I just play my keys and read my keys. If a running back is running hard at me I’m not going to let them run it through my chest so I gotta do what I gotta do,” said Register.
The next few weeks the schedule is crazy for Chris before he moves in at Clemson on January 6.
“I am a finalist for the Watkins award so I will have to be in Tampa on the second. I leave for the All-American game in Orlando on the 30th. Then I will take a side trip to Tampa for the Watkins award. Then I will come back and get ready to go to Clemson,” said Register.
How much will enrolling early help Chris?
“I think it will help me a lot. It will build me up physically and get the playbook down and stuff like that,” said Register.