BREAKING NEWS: CB Jalen Embry Leaving Iowa
In a bit surprising news, Iowa cornerback Jalen Embry has chosen to transfer from the Hawkeyes' football program according to a team release Tuesday afternoon.
Embry was about to embark on his redshirt freshman season for Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes, and was expected to get some time in special teams action.
Head Coach Kirk Ferentz released a statement this afternoon announcing the decision made by Embry, and added his personal thoughts on the transfer as well.
"Jalen Embry has decided to leave the football team," said Ferentz. "Jalen has elected to continue his academic and football career at a junior college and leaves Iowa in good standing; both academically and through his citizenship. Our staff and Jalen's teammates wish him the best."
Embry is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and a former three-star recruit from King High School. He signed with the Hawkeyes over Wisconsin during his recruitment. After a junior college season in 2015, Embry could return to an FBS program with three years left to play three.
The move should have very little immediate impact for the Iowa secondary. Embry was another year or two away from seeing the field. It could move some pieces around on special teams coverages, but that's the only part expected to be affected.
Cornerbacks Desmond King and Greg Mabin have been the first team cornerbacks thus far in practice, followed by Sean Draper and Maurice Fleming on the second team.
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