October 11, 2013

Recruiting Roundup

In our weekly feature, the Recruiting Roundup, we take a look at all the latest news and notes in the world of Iowa football recruiting. That includes updates on potential targets, official visits, new scholarship offers, upcoming decisions, and much more.

Most of the news this past week came from the recruits that attended Iowa's game against Michigan State on Saturday. Despite the Hawkeyes' 26-14 loss to the Spartans, the crowd at Kinnick Stadium and the game day environment around campus seemed to impress everyone that made the trip. That was especially true for Detroit cornerback Jalen Embry, who gave his verbal commitment to the Hawkeyes before leaving on Sunday.

In Embry, the Iowa coaching staff is getting a versatile player that could line up at cornerback or wide receiver in college. The 5-foot-11, 176-pounder was originally targeted on the defensive side of the ball, but his senior film has impressed the coaches so much that they may give him a look there as well. A big play threat, Embry had touchdown catches of 50 and 34 yards last Friday in Detroit King's win over Douglass. Along with Iowa, the three-star prospect also held scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Cincinnati, and Illinois, plus several schools in the MAC. Embry is Iowa's 15th commitment in the Class of 2014.

Also in Iowa City for official visits last weekend were Hawkeye commits Terrence Harris, Jameer Outsey, C.J. Hilliard, and Omar Truitt.

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