Prince Shembo

Pos: OLB // Height: 6-2 // Weight: 243 lbs // Class: 2014 // Hometown: Charlotte, NC (Ardrey Kell HS)

Prince Shembo


Prince Shembo originally committed to Notre Dame while Charlie Weis was still the head coach at Notre Dame and remained committed after Brian Kelly took over. As a true freshman in 2010, Shembo found a niche as a pass rush specialist on the Irish defense. Heading into the 2011 season, Shembo will challenge for a starting position.

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Injuries, Martin's Rise Highlight 2014 Notre Dame Rookies

Injuries, Martin’s Rise Highlight 2014 Notre Dame Rookies

Despite a disappointing 2013 season, Notre Dame saw its roster from a season ago produce 8 NFL Draft picks in the 2014 NFL Draft including five picks within the first three rounds alone.  Not bad for a team that played in the Pinstripe Bowl and won just 9 games.  A year later, the deep Notre [...]

Comments (2) // Published: January 10, 2015

Shembo, Rees, Jackson Look to Shine at Shrine Bowl

Shembo, Rees, Jackson Look to Shine at Shrine Bowl

Notre Dame will have a trio of departing seniors looking to improve their NFL resumes on Saturday afternoon Saturday afternoon at the East West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Florida.  Prince Shembo, Tommy Rees, and Bennett Jackson will all be playing for the West team. Here’s a quick look at what each of the three [...]

Comments (9) // Published: January 18, 2014

Linebackers, Tommy Rees Critical for Notre Dame vs. BYU

Linebackers, Tommy Rees Critical for Notre Dame vs. BYU

Notre Dame comes off its bye week at 7-3 without hopes of playing in a BCS game but still with an opportunity to put together a solid season.  The Irish will attempt to send their seniors off right with a victory over fellow independent the BYU Cougars.  BYU comes into the game at 7-3 as [...]

Comments (48) // Published: November 21, 2013

Notre Dame vs. Arizona State: 5 Things I Liked

Notre Dame vs. Arizona State: 5 Things I Liked

Notre Dame looked sluggish early, but came on strong in the second half Saturday before holding on to a three point victory over #22 ranked Arizona State for their fourth win of the season. Before officially jumping into the five things I liked from Notre Dame’s 37-34 victory over Arizona State, it should go without [...]

Comments (52) // Published: October 6, 2013

Notre Dame @ Michigan '13 - Key Matchups

Notre Dame @ Michigan ’13 – Key Matchups

Notre Dame enters the second week of the season poised to endure one of the most instrumental games of its season versus Michigan.  The College Gameday crew will be present as the two top 20 teams clash.  The Irish will attempt to avoid a meltdown like the one they experienced in 2011’s visit to Ann [...]

Comments (5) // Published: September 5, 2013

Shamrock Stickers: Temple '13

Shamrock Stickers: Temple ’13

The Irish opened their 2013 season with a quality 28-6 win versus Temple.  As per usual in a season opener the Irish had some miscues but showed flashes of being an explosive offense as well as a defense that will be stout again.  Most members of the Irish looked good including the talented group of [...]

Comments (2) // Published: September 2, 2013

Ready for Prime Time '13: #1 Prince Shembo

Ready for Prime Time ’13: #1 Prince Shembo

Over the last few weeks we have profiled several Notre Dame players who are ready for prime time in 2013 – players who have already shown the ability to be solid contributors and starters for Notre Dame over the last few years who are ready to elevate their games this fall. Today we profile the [...]

Comments (2) // Published: July 1, 2013

Shamrock Stickers: Pitt '12

Shamrock Stickers: Pitt ’12

The Irish put themselves and their fan base through an emotional rollercoaster on Saturday, but in the end they triumphed over Pitt 29-26 in triple overtime. Notre Dame moves to 9-0 for the first time since 1993, and hold steady at fourth in the AP and coaches polls. The following players led the Irish to [...]

Comments (2) // Published: November 4, 2012

Shamrock Stickers: Michigan State '12

Shamrock Stickers: Michigan State ’12

Notre Dame came away from Saturday’s primetime game versus Michigan State with a signature win, and increased expectations. The Irish physically dominated the Spartans en route to a 20-3 victory. This week’s shamrock sticker winners were instrumental in leading the Irish to their first 3-0 start since 2002. Manti Te’o Playing with a heavy heart Manti Te’o turned [...]

Comments (9) // Published: September 17, 2012

5 Things I Liked: Purdue '12

5 Things I Liked: Purdue ’12

Saturday’s 20-17 win over Purdue left most Notre Dame fans unsure of just how good this year’s squad is, but even with the inconsistency we saw, there were still plenty of things to like from the Irish victory. 1. Everett Golson taking shots downfield Sophomore quarterback Everett Golson took another step in the right direction [...]

Comments (11) // Published: September 10, 2012

The Indispensables – 2012 Edition

The Indispensables – 2012 Edition

For the third year in a row, I am rolling out my yearly list of the 10 most indispensable players on the Notre Dame roster for the upcoming season – a list of players whose health status is going to make all of the difference between the kind of season Notre Dame fans hope the Irish are [...]

Comments (2) // Published: August 30, 2012

Kelly Clipboard 8/14 - Camp '11

Kelly Clipboard 8/14 – Camp ’11

Brian Kelly spoke with the media on Saturday after Notre Dame’s 9th practice of the season.  Here’s the full video courtesy of the University’s YouTube channel and then some notes for those who don’t have time to watch the entire thing. <iframe width=”560″ height=”349″ src=”” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Notre Dame scrimmaged with the younger players – [...]

Comments (0) // Published: August 14, 2011

Ranking the Irish '11 - #20-16

Ranking the Irish ’11 – #20-16

We continue on with the countdown of the top 25 players for the 2011 Fighting Irish. In case you missed the first installment, check it out.  (And no, I have not forgot about our best of the 2000’s series – I’ll finish that up soon). Keith over at Inside the Irish has the rankings for [...]

Comments (3) // Published: July 26, 2011

8 Sophomores Ready to Shine

8 Sophomores Ready to Shine

On Monday we took a look at a group of freshman who could make an immediate impact for Notre Dame in 2011.  Today we’ll move over to the sophomore class to identify some second year players who could be ready for increase roles and playing time. Notre Dame received a lot of contributions from freshman [...]

Comments (6) // Published: June 14, 2011

Notre Dame Passes Out Some Hardware

Notre Dame Passes Out Some Hardware

The first annual football banquet of the Brian Kelly era at Notre Dame featured a different format than years past.  Notre Dame handed out its traditional awards, but a few new ones were handed out during an upbeat night capping off the 2010 season. Here’s a quick recap of all of the awards that were [...]

Comments (7) // Published: January 22, 2011

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 23, Pitt 17

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 23, Pitt 17

Notre Dame jumped out to an early lead for the second week in a row, but this time the Irish needed a late defensive stand to hold on for a 23-17 win over Pitt. Here are this week’s initial impressions. Offense Dayne Crist is still a work in progress. He’s showing signs of really picking [...]

Comments (536) // Published: October 10, 2010

Kelly Clipboard - Michigan Week

Kelly Clipboard – Michigan Week

Brian Kelly met with the media on Tuesday to discuss this weekend’s match-up with rival Michigan.  Here are some notes about what Kelly had to say. On if playing against an athletic quarterback in Robert Marve helps prepare Notre Dame for Michigan and Denard Robinson It’s a different team. They’re setting up the run obviously [...]

Comments (14) // Published: September 8, 2010

First Depth Chart Released

First Depth Chart Released

The first depth chart of the season was released by Notre Dame Monday and there are a few surprises in the two deep heading into this weekend’s season opener versus Purdue. Here are a few thoughts on the first two deep of the season. Offense Tommy Rees won the backup quarterback spot over Nate Montana.  [...]

Comments (38) // Published: August 31, 2010

IBG - Let's Get This Party Started Edition

IBG – Let’s Get This Party Started Edition

The long off-season is almost over and in just a few short days we will get our first glimpse of the 2010 Fighting Irish and the Brian Kelly Era. The start of the season also means the return of the Irish Blogger Gathering.  We here at UHND are hosting this week’s so be sure to [...]

Comments (6) // Published: August 30, 2010

Training Camp '10 - Shembo, Walls, Martin, & Slaughter Videos

Training Camp ’10 – Shembo, Walls, Martin, & Slaughter Videos

Here are some more videos posted on YouTube from training camp this time featuring freshman Prince Shembo, senior Darrin Walls, junior Jamoris Slaughter, and defensive backs coach Chuck Martin. Shembo wants to be like Manti Te’o. Walls talks about the new Irish defense. Slaughter talks about the competition at safety. Martin talks about the depth [...]

Comments (11) // Published: August 13, 2010

Early Impressions of the '10 Freshmen

Early Impressions of the ’10 Freshmen

It’s tough to determine which freshman are going to see the field before the pads go on, but so far a few freshman have caught the eye of the coaching staff. Here’s a quick recap of some of the news and notes about this year’s crop of freshman through the first couple of days of [...]

Comments (6) // Published: August 10, 2010

Kelly's Clipboard - Notes from 8/9

Kelly’s Clipboard – Notes from 8/9

Head coach Brian Kelly spoke with the media after Monday’s practice.  Here are some highlights from what he had to say. Duval Kamara was back at practice on Monday after a holdup with some paperwork.  Kelly didn’t get into any details about it other than saying that Kamara was back. Tight end Kyle Rudolph didn’t [...]

Comments (9) // Published: August 10, 2010

Freshman Numbers Assigned

Freshman Numbers Assigned

The numbers for the incoming freshman class have been assigned by Notre Dame.  Here’s a quick look at the history behind each number for the Notre Dame Class of 2014. #7 Tai-ler Jones - Jones is wearing the same number his father wore as a member of the Fighting Irish in the late 80’s.  The [...]

Comments (14) // Published: June 11, 2010

Class of 2010 Cliff’s Notes Edition

Class of 2010 Cliff’s Notes Edition

Notre Dame officially signed 23 recruits on Wednesday including the five early enrollees that started their Notre Dame careers last month. Here is a quick review of each of the 23 along with their official heights and weights from the University release. Offense Austin Collinsworth – WR/DB (6-1, 195 – Fort Thomas, KY – Highlands [...]

Comments (26) // Published: February 4, 2010

Notre Dame Picks up Commitment from Prince Shembo

Notre Dame Picks up Commitment from Prince Shembo

Notre Dame picked up commitment #14 on the year on Tuesday when OLB/DE Prince Shembo selected Notre Dame over North Carolina, Virginia Tech, and Tennessee.  Irish Sports Daily broke the story earlier today and has an excellent video interview posted in which Shembo explains why he selected Notre Dame.  Shembo stressed academics as a reason [...]

Comments (5) // Published: August 4, 2009

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