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Monday, February 4, 2013
CB Embry has MAC offers, B1G interest

By Jared Shanker

This past weekend’s junior day at Central Michigan was all about cornerbacks, and Detroit Martin Luther King junior Jalen Embry was one of two defensive backs to leave with an offer.

“I talked to a lot of the coaches who looked at my film and they liked it,” Embry said. “They basically said I can go to the league playing cornerback because of my height and how physical I am.”

At 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds and still growing, Embry has good size for a cornerback. The Detroit native prides himself on playing with an edge at the position and not giving up an inch in man-to-man coverage.

“They need a couple of corners to come in and like them to be physical and aggressive with good ball awareness,” Embry said, “and that is what they said I have.”

Central Michigan is the second offer for Embry, who was first tendered a scholarship by Toledo. The offer came before Embry visited the school for a junior day at the end of January.

Several BCS programs have come through Detroit MLK to check in on Embry and his two junior teammates Carl Fuller and Avonte Maddox. Embry said he is hearing a lot from Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio State, Penn State and Pittsburgh as well as MAC programs Akron, Ball State and UMass.

Embry is planning to visit Toledo again soon, and the Michigan staff wants him to camp in Ann Arbor at the beginning of June.