CUTigers.com was on hand for Ardrey Kell's (N.C.) 44-12 win over Porter Ridge last weekend to check on junior linebacker Prince Shembo (6-2,227).
Shembo played well at both middle linebacker and on the defensive line, recording a safety in the game.
Ardrey Kell sophomore RB Justice Pickett also had a standout performance, rushing for 119 yards in the game. CUTigers.com will have more on him in the coming months.
For now, here is a video interview with Shembo, as well as a transcript as he continues to hear from a number of schools around the south:
Shembo: It is fun. It is like Shawne Merriman. It is fun to be able to play linebacker and make the plays. On third down to play defensive end and be able to sack the quarterback. It is fun.
Who are some of the schools that you are hearing from now?
Shembo: Georgia, LSU, California, Oregon, Stanford, Wake, Virginia. It is from all over the place. West Virginia and Georgia Tech also. Those are some of the few I can think of off the top of my head. There are more than that.
Do you have plans to take any trips to see some of the schools?
Shembo: Sooner or later I want to. Right now it has been kind of busy with my parents working and AAU tournaments. When we have free time we will go.
Any plans to get back to Death Valley?
Shembo: Oh I am going back there again definitely.
Are you going down for the Maryland game?
Shembo: Probably. It depends. I need to ask my dad.
You camped at Clemson and Carolina last summer. What are you hearing from Clemson and North Carolina right now?
Shembo: I am getting a lot of mail, definitely a lot of mail. They have been wanting me to go to a lot of their games, but like I said I haven't had a lot of time. The mail is crazy. Sometime I just open it and throw it down.
Do you read it all?
How do you decide what to read?
Shembo: Some of them are just like advertisements that say come over here or we have a lot of history. I will look at it and then throw it down. I have been getting a lot.
Who are you getting personal mail from?
Shembo: North Carolina, ECU, Georgia Tech and a couple from Georgia.