Recruiting has picked up exponentially for Roswell, Ga. safety Garrett Embry. The 6-foot-2, 209-pounder holds approximately a dozen scholarships and has one more visit left this summer before he starts to prepare for an early season decision.
"I was going to go to Virginia Tech last week, but I pulled a muscle in my back and cancelled the trip," he said. "I am planning to take one more trip to Alabama sometime this summer."
Recently Embry picked up a major offer from the Pac-10.
"My newest offer is from Oregon," he said. "The letter actually got lost in the mail and I didn't find out about it until two weeks ago. I'm really happy about it. I want to go out there and take an official.
"I've talked to a few of their coaches including coach Bellotti. I like them because I know they've had some recent success and they are a great program."
The three-star prospect claims offers from numerous other schools including Miami (Ohio), UCF, Baylor, Buffalo, Middle Tennessee and more.
At this time, Embry states that three programs are leading for his services.
"Heading into the season my favorites are going to be Oregon, Georgia Tech and Baylor," he said. "I went out to Oregon when I was younger for a track meet in the junior Olympics and had a lot of fun there. I love Oregon.
"Georgia Tech hasn't offered yet. They are waiting for me to get my grades up, but my best friend Jonathan Dwyer committed there. We've got a close relationship and I'd love to play with him. It's also my hometown school.
"Finally, I went out to Baylor and loved it. They've got a great staff and have a couple kids that have committed from our school. They have a good relationship here."
Is Embry considering any other schools?
"I can't say I've finalized my list yet," he said. "If other schools come in and I start getting offers I'll look at them. I want to go through the process a bit and be recruited. I'm thinking about deciding in late September after the first month about four or five games into the season, so I can go on officials."