Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ardrey Kell's Prince Shembo picks Notre Dame

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.

--Stan Olson

7 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Of course he liked the campus during the summer. Wait until he is in South Bend in the winter...

Anonymous said...

This guys a idiot! He should have gone to UNC! Go Heels! You'll always be a looser!!!!!

Coach Nash said...

I coached Prince in AAU basketball and he will be successful in life as well as in football! He is a great kid and ND is lucky to have him!

Zach said...

Yeah, he should have chosen Carolina because they are traditionally a football powerhouse. You are proven to be the biggest moron. Way to bash a teenage kid who made a decision to go to a great university. I hope other UNC fans have more class than calling an 18 year old an "idiot and a loser." You must have taken a look in the mirror!

Anonymous said...

Very good pickup for the Irish. Sounds like a kid with good character that should fit in great in South Bend. Best luck to the young man in his final year of high school.

Ryan said...

My thought is that he should have gone to ECU with his former qb te and fellow LB. ECU always has a great D and he could have really shown what he can do against VT and WVU. Good luck Go Knights