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Recruiting Update with Three-Star DE Miles Emery

Scout recently caught up with the top-rated defensive lineman in the state of Kansas to get a recruiting update on what schools have offered and what recent visits he has been on.

Miles Emery, a 6-foot-5, 231-pound defensive end from Overland Park (Kan.) Blue Valley North has caught the eye of a number of P5 programs and he has started rack up some nice offers. 

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"So I have offers from KU (Kansas), Iowa StateLouisville, and Oklahoma," Emery said. "It has all been a craze and stuff like that, it is a lifetime dream coming true getting the chance to go to college and go and play sports in college, so it is pretty awesome."

OU has had a successful run at recruiting some of the top-rated prospects to Norman from the 'Sunflower State', and they have already had Emery on campus for junior day.  

"I went down there," Emery confirmed. "At Oklahoma it was really nice. I liked the dorms and stuff like that, I liked how it was real close to the football field and the practice field, so it was really nice. I liked the coaches, coach (Calvin) Thibodeaux (DL coach) is a cool guy and I have talked to him a lot now." 

Emery -- who is still receiving interest from schools like Kansas State, Missouri, UCF, and Nebraska -- also took an unofficial visit to the University of Texas. The Longhorns have not yet offered, but are showing strong interest. 

"I visited Texas," Emery said. "It was great. I liked it. It was my first practice that I had ever been to at any college. It was really cool just being down there and seeing the coaches do their thing out on the field and just to see the players working."

Emery broke down his strengths at the defensive end position and what skill sets he will be bringing to the college game. 

"I get off the line pretty fast on the edge against the O-linemen," Emery explained. "I use my hands well to get off of them and go make a play on the quarterback. I have watched a lot of videos on Khalil Mack and watched him get off the line as a linebacker slash defensive end, and I try to model my game after him getting off the line sometimes."


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