Redshirt freshman defensive back Jalen Embry has decided to leave Iowa and attend a not-yet specified junior college, as it was announced by head coach Kirk Ferentz on Tuesday.
“Jalen Embry has decided to leave the football team,” Ferentz said in a statement (via John Taylor of College Football Talk) . “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.”
With Embry buried on the depth chart behind Desmond King, Greg Mabin, Sean Draper and Maurice Fleming at cornerback, he likely saw the writing on the wall that he would not get much playing time.
Embry, who is 6’0”, 184-pounds from Detroit, Michigan, was viewed as a three-star prospect in the 2014 class by 247 Sports. He yielded offers from Wisconsin, Western Michigan, Toledo, Ohio, Ball State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Cincinnati coming out of Detroit Martin Luther King High School.
Iowa announces that DB Jalen Embry is leaving the program. Too bad. I liked his tape from high school.
— Pat Harty (@PatHarty) August 18, 2015