Three-star Blue Valley North (Overland Park, Kansas) defensive end Miles Emery enjoyed last weekend’s Junior Day event in Lawrence.
“It was fun. I really liked being down there. The coaches are very cool and we went through the locker room, weight room all that stuff,” Emery said. “It was really cool, and I think they are a team that is getting better and better.”
Emery said the vibe was electric. They watched the basketball Jayhawks compete at Allen Fieldhouse, then six prospects committed by the end of the event.
“Yeah it was cool seeing that but I wasn't thinking about committing,” Emery said when asked if he was close to getting caught up in all the action. “I don't wanna jump the gun yet to say. I want to take my time.”
Emery currently holds offers from both Kansas and Oklahoma. He visited the Sooners the week before for a Junior Day event.
Emery figures he had 11 sacks in his junior season for Blue Valley North, but is losing a valuable defensive line teammate in Peter Klug, who signed with South Dakota. Emery is likely to face more double teams in 2017.
“I do think I will be,” Emery said. “But that just makes me wanna work harder and beat their double teams if they do.”
“Reading the offensive line and make moves against them,” Emery said about his strengths on the field. “I can beat them with my quickness off the line.”
Emery is taking a methodical approach to his recruitment, and is drawing interest from Iowa State, Arkansas, Louisville, Texas and Kansas State.