Iowa Hawkeyes defensive back Jalen Embry is leaving the program and will play the 2015 season at the junior college level. Head coach Kirk Ferentz made the announcement, which was reported by John Taylor of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk. Ferentz also offered a brief statement.
“Jalen Embry has decided to leave the football team,” the long-time head coach said in a statement. “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.”
A former three-star recruit out of Detroit’s Martin Luther King High School, Embry took a redshirt last season and did not specify where he would play junior college ball. Moreover, no reason was given for his decision to leave Iowa.
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Iowa opens the season at home against the MVFC’s Illinois State Redbirds on September 5.
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