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Shembo leads the way at Ardrey Kell

Charlotte (N.C.) Ardrey Kell is loaded with talent. Defensive end Prince Shembo leads the way for talent at the school with numerous offers and a potential decision in the not too distant future according to his head coach.
"He's taken visits to Tennessee and Notre Dame. He said both went really well and he enjoyed them," Ardrey Kell head coach Marty Woolbright said. "I know he has been to North Carolina, NC State and Virginia Tech in the past as well. He's expected to wait until the end of July to make a decision. Hopefully a decision comes before the season starts."
What sticks out about Shembo as a prospect?
"He's a hybrid type of player," he said. "He plays fast and can play different positions on defense. He's got a big motor and is always at full speed. He's tremendous in the weight room as well and is our defensive captain."
Shembo is getting most of the interest, but safety Troy Elkins is also getting a look.
"North Carolina and Duke are talking about him," he said. "He's 6-foot-1, 195-pounder and ran well at the Shrine Bowl combine and had a big vertical.
"He needs a good senior year. He's done some good things, but has been very inconsistent. He's got a good body and I think safety is an ideal position for him. He's got a lot of assets."
Meanwhile, Woolbright has even more talent in 2011.
"I've got a 6-foot-5, 235-pound tight end Drew Owens," he said. "He runs well and catches the ball really good. He transferred in last year and played well.
"I think two or three schools have verbally offered, but I don't count that until it comes in. He's got a lot of potential and great size."
Also getting looks is 5-foot-9, 180-pound running back Justus Pickett.
"He rushed for 1,400-yards last season and has worked hard this spring and summer at defensive back," he said. "He can go both ways."