Yes. The Prince is coming. Four star outside linebacker / defensive end, Prince Shembo is committed to Notre Dame for the incoming class of 2010.
The Charlotte, North Carolina native is the 14th verbal commitment for the class of 2010. Shembo is considered as a hybrid player, but I really see him in a Darius Fleming mold.
ESPN has this evaluation of Prince:
Only time will tell if Shembo can become college football royalty, but the defensive prospect does display some good tools. His measureables on paper do not wow you, but the kid is a fairly-impressive looking athlete. He plays both linebacker and defensive end in high school and there is some merit to him being recruited for both those spots. He has solid size potential for linebacker, but we feel he will be a better fit as a defensive end in college. He may lack ideal size, but should have little problems handling the physical demands of the position with his thick build and he should be able to pack on more good bulk with time in a college weight program. At this point, the strength of his play is his ability to rush the passer. He gets off the ball well, but does need to work on being a little more consistent in his quickness off the ball. Does a good job of attacking the outside shoulder and can sink in a rip move and get the body lean to quickly turn the corner. He can be inconsistent with his hands, but flashes the ability to punch, get some push and knock the blocker out of his cylinder. Needs to keep working to use his weapons a little better, but has the ability to cause some problems off the edge. He is tough against the run and is an active defender. Displays the ability to come out of his stance low and win the leverage battle. He tends to attack with the shoulder and needs to work on using his hands to create separation, which will help him shed blocks more quickly. Takes good angles in pursuit and displays good speed, but does not flash a great closing burst to the ball and likely lacks the ideal range for him to play at linebacker in college. He is a solid wrap-up tackler, but can overrun the play at times. Shembo is a good prospect. Will likely see the field quicker as a pass-rusher, but has the ability to be a good well-rounded defender in college.
Shembo chose the Irish over a long list of schools that included; Virginia Tech, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
Welcome to ND Prince!!!
There is no Youtube of Prince- but Carolina is another story:
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