There will be a couple of potential Tiger vs. Tiger match-ups in this week's Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.
The game, which features the top high school seniors from South Carolina and North Carolina, will be played on Saturday on the campus of Wofford College.
Five future Tigers will be on the field - running back Jae'lon Oglesby of Daniel, offensive lineman Taylor Hearn of Williston-Elko, and kicker Alex Spence for South Carolina's 'Sandlappers,' and linebacker Chris Register of Dudley-Greensboro and defensive lineman Jabril Robinson of North Brunswick for the N.C. 'Tarheels.'
Register, who recently helped lead Dudley to the North Carolina state title, was matched against Elijah Hood of Charlotte Catholic in a playoff semifinal game - a game in which the UNC-bound running back was held well below his season average and was stopped on a late-game, fourth-down play that sealed Dudley's victory.
Now Register will get a chance against Oglesby, his future teammate at Clemson and a multi-year 2,000-yard rusher.
Oglesby was cleared to practice and play on Tuesday, after missing Monday's practice when physicians discovered a possible knee injury. Oglesby had an MRI to determine if he had a meniscus tear, but then was allowed to return to practice after the exam showed no damage requiring surgery.
A potential match-up in the trenches has Hearn going against Robinson. Hearn is slated to start at left guard for the South Carolina team, while Robinson will play a defensive line spot for North Carolina.
Robinson turned in an eye-catching performance during the first two days of practice. Kevin Melton of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal noted that "Robinson is proving to be a force up front. The Clemson commitment has a quick move off the ball and can create havoc in the backfield."