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How did this young man slip by us?

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Sexton Hardcastle, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    Former BV West standout makes strides at UCLA

    By KELLIS ROBINETT

    The Kansas City Star

    Jon Embree thinks the world of his oldest son. Most fathers do.


    And like most fathers, he compliments his son whenever possible. He watches him play football as often as he can, and with enough hard work, he says, his boy could one day play in the NFL — just like he did.


    That praise could easily be passed off as standard admiration between family members, but it is impossible to ignore the substantial progress Taylor Embree has made during his short time at UCLA, which is Kansas State’s opponent on Saturday night.


    Coming out of high school, Taylor, a former Overland Park resident and Blue Valley West standout, was a lightly recruited wide receiver with few options at the next level. UCLA was the only program to offer him a scholarship, so to Los Angeles he went.


    http://www.kansascity.com/sports/story/1450959.html
     
  2. Sexton Hardcastle

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    His father and his uncle were great players, and Jon is a great coach. Not sure how UCLA was his only offer. Especially with his last name.
     
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    Jon Embree was on Kyle Dorrell's staff at UCLA, and I'm doubtful that we would have got him to come to CU instead of the school his father was coaching for, especially after Embree didn't get either the head coaching gig in 05 or the OC job in 2000.
     
  4. Sexton Hardcastle

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    Sounds to me like he wanted to come to CU. We just didn't want him.
     
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    I want them both still, does that count? :sad1:
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That's one possibility. Bad politics to have the guy who almost had your job's son in your locker room?

    Edit: Easier to read if re-typed as... Bad locker room politics to have on your team the son of the guy who almost had your job?
     
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  7. Sexton Hardcastle

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    Good point.
     

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