Ardrey Kell High’s Prince Shembo, one of the Carolinas’ top linebackers, has committed to Notre Dame.
Shembo picked the Fighting Irish over Tennessee and Virginia Tech, according to Ardrey Kell coach Marty Woolbright.
“He and his family visited up there over the summer, stayed a few days, and he really liked the area and he liked the campus,” Woolbright said moments ago. “He visited all three of those schools.”
Shembo was also offered by Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, North Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest and a long list of others.
The Irish will likely use the 6-foot-2, 230-pound Shembo as a sort of hybrid, a linebacker who can put his hand on the ground and rush the passer on third down, Woolbright said.
“He’ll be a really good college player,” Woolbright said. “He’s just gotten better and better every year that he’s played.”
Shembo, a starter as a ninth grader, has remarkable 4.62-second speed in the 40-yard dash to go with his size. As a junior, he had 90 tackles, six sacks and two interceptions.
Woolbright said his player wanted to go to a strong academic institution. Obviously Notre Dame would qualify.