November 3, 2008

2010 North Carolina LB has heavy interest

Charlotte (N.C.) Ardrey Kell linebacker Prince Shembo is one of the top prospects in the state for the Class of 2010 and has already attracted attention from programs across the South.

The 6-foot-2, 213-pound junior has the ability to pack on a lot more weight without losing much speed. He has run the 40-yard dash in 4.62 seconds and plays as both a linebacker and a defensive end for Ardrey Kell. He said he projects as a linebacker at the college level.

On the year he has recorded more than 50 tackles, six sacks and two interceptions. He has also forced two fumbles and recovered one. Though his team has only won three games, Shembo has been a bright spot.

"I've been getting a lot of mail from a lot of different schools," Shembo said. "I'm hearing from UNC, Georgia, LSU, Alabama, Duke, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and a lot of others.

"Right now I'm really liking North Carolina, Florida and Georgia. They're all good teams and all have great coaching staffs. I actually grew up a fan of Notre Dame but that changed around the time I went into eighth grade."

Shembo holds an offer from Clemson, despite the Tigers' coaching situation being up in the air. He attended the Wake Forest-Clemson game earlier in the year and he plans on going to Chapel Hill for the Tar Heels' game against Georgia Tech this weekend.

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