Another story I missed from all the bruhahahaha during last few days. Former WR Coach John Embree's son - Taylor Embree - gets a scholie in Dorrell's program. Dohn has the story:"I was insisting he come in and grey shirt,'' Jon said. "It's for physical maturity and to let him keep growing.''
Jon said his son, who played at Hart High of Newhall before following the family to Blue Valley West in Overland Park, Kan., was recruited by plenty of the heavy weights in the Midwest and on the left coast, but said UCLA made the most sense because of the mix of academics and athletics.
'His thing is he get in and out of breaks very well,'' Jon said. "He runs great routes and he catches everything. He returned punts and kickoffs. Returning punts, it means he has hands and he can track the ball.''
Jon also dismissed any thoughts of favoritism playing a role in the 6-foot-4, 185-pound Taylor getting a scholarship.
"My whole thing is go where you will play,'' Jon said. "I think UCLA is a place where he can play.'' If you didn't know Embree is now a TE's coach with the KC Chiefs.
I looked up Taylor's bio on Scout. I find it Embree's comments about his son being recruited by "heavyweights" in Midwest interesting, because according to his bio he didn't have offer from any other program. I guess you can't blame a Dad for embellishing his son's accomplishments. Its a very Dad thing to do. BTW note Dohn didn't bother do some basic research and note that Embree didn't have any offer from any "heavy weights in the Midwest and on the left coast." Whatever I guess.
Its nice that former WR's son is getting a scholie at UCLA. But the bottom line is if there is no explosive production out of the WRs this coming season, Taylor will probably be looking at a new head coach when he gets started at UCLA, who will actually be able to optimize the available talent in his roster.