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Detroit defensive back commits to Iowa

[ 0 ] October 6, 2013 |

The Iowa football team lost a game over the weekend, but gained a defensive back for the future.

Detroit native Jalen Embry committed to Iowa on Sunday after visiting the UI campus over the weekend. He attended Iowa’s 26-14 loss to Michigan State on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium and then committed to Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz before leaving town on Sunday.

Terel Patrick, Embry’s coach at King High School in Detroit, confirmed his player’s commitment on Twitter.

“Congrats to Jaleen Embry on his commitment to Iowa,” Patrick tweeted Sunday.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Embry is ranked as a three-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com. Scout also ranks him as the 59th best cornerback in the 2014 senior class.

Embry reportedly had scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Cincinnati and from most of the schools in the Mid-American Conference.

He is believed to be at least the 15th player commit to Iowa’s 2014 recruiting class, all of whom are high school seniors.

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About Pat Harty: Columnist Pat Harty has been covering the Iowa Hawkeyes for the Press-Citizen since 1991. Originally from Des Moines, he currently writes columns and covers Hawkeye men's basketball for Hawk Central. View author profile.

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