Charlie Weis' departure from Notre Dame hit commitments hard. That was particularly the case for Charlotte (N.C.) Ardrey Kell linebacker Prince Shembo. Is he sticking by the Irish now?
"I'm a little disappointed, I'm not going to lie," he said. "To me, it wasn't Charlie's fault. The offense was putting up points and he was the offensive coordinator and he was doing his job. It was really the defensive side of the ball that needed help. If it wasn't for him, they wouldn't have gotten some of those guys, Clausen and Tate. Clausen said that on TV today that he came for Charlie Weis. They would be worse than where they are."
Despite that, Shembo remains committed to Notre Dame.
"The education is going nowhere and that's why I'm still committed," he said. "I want to see what other guys (commitments) do. Everyone says they are still committed. I kind of would like to see what the new coach is going to do. I don't know what to think, so I just want to see who the next coach is."
While he wouldn't name other schools, the four-star prospect confirmed plenty of colleges have been in contact to see if he was still interested.
Meanwhile, the 6-foot-2, 240-pounder wrapped up his senior season not too long ago.
"I missed the first five games because of injury," he said. "I still did pretty good statistically. Even though I came back and played, my mind wasn't 100%. I was still making some plays at about 80%.
"I did see an improvement. I had better technique and got a little faster."