Embry Catches UW's Eye

Interested observers at the Sound Mind Sound Body camp in Southfield, Michigan, Friday, Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen and his assistants were impressed with the play of Detroit King cornerback Jalen Embry.

Detroit King cornerback Jalen Embry put on a show at the Sound Mind Sound Body camp, displaying his good feet and excellent speed. With many BCS head and assistant coaches on hand to take in the talent, the 5-11, 180-pound cornerback picked a good day for a good performance.

"Everything went good," Embry told Badger Nation at the event. "In the beginning as a team, we exercised as a unit and made a lot of noise. We made a very good impression on all these college coaches and their eyes on me. I worked out very well and went inside to have a good team meeting.

"There was a lot of chalk work with college coaches and got out on the field and did my thing. I think everyone was impressed and everybody said I was good."

Although ranked a three-star cornerback ranked No.39 in the country by Fox Sports Next, the majority of Embry's offers are from the MAC, as Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Toledo and Western Michigan. Sitting on one BCS offer from Cincinnati, Embry's attention will likely increase after Friday's camp.

"Iowa and Minnesota said they were going to have good news for me in the next couple of days," said Embry. "Ohio State just told me to keep doing what I'm doing and they said they could see me playing there, but they don't know what I should play either corner or safety. I also had a lot of recognition from Wisconsin and they said they were going to have some good news for me as well."

The Badgers were a school that connected with Embry during his time at camp. With head coach Gary Andersen, defensive line coach Chad Kauha'aha'a, tight end coach Jeff Genyk and others in attendance, Embry got a lot of attention from the staff.

"I talked to Coach Chad and he said keep doing what I have been doing and they want to get me up to campus for a visit and camp," Embry said. "They want me to show everybody what I have in store and my body. Other than that, he just told me to keep in contact with him and he would talk to me in the next 24 hours. Coach Andersen told me that an offer could come real fast, so it seems like I will be getting some big offers soon."

Wanting to make his decision by the end of July, Embry said Wisconsin wouldn't be behind any schools on his list. Having no current favorites, Embry is anxious to learn about the Badgers when he visits.

"I really don't know anything about Wisconsin, so that is why they want me to get up there real fast," Embry said. "They kept stressing (that I) have to come up here and it was going to be great. They kept talking about the lake that surrounds the campus and everything, so I can't wait to see it. I going to be up there and if I like it, then it could be something good."

The rest of Embry's summer will be touring Big Ten country to see some of the campuses and what each school has to offer.

"My next camp will be at Michigan State," said Embry. "They want me to run this good forty and if I do that, then they are going to pull the trigger. I would also like to visit Iowa and Minnesota, so I will be going to a lot of places in July."

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