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Terrence Talbott has seen the highs and lows of high school football the past two years. As a sophomore much was expected out of the Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne defensive back until an injury made his season a total loss.
But Talbott didn't leave a missed season keep him from his goal of earning a scholarship and worked hard during the off season to make sure his junior campaign was a success. From the looks of things it looks as if Talbott didn't miss a beat.
One of the things you notice about Terrence Talbott when watching him is how often he's capable of giving a wide receiver a big cushion. With a great burst, Talbott is able to give up an edge at the line while still being able to react to the ball if a short pass is thrown to his man.
In pass coverage Talbott does a terrific job using his closing speed and the ability he has to flip his hips and turn and run from out of his back pedal. His movements are fluid and his transition is quick. Capable of playing man-to-man or zone Talbott has all the tools you look for in a top notch defensive back.
While some may question his physical size, Talbott isn't afraid to press a receiver and quickly transition into a run stopper. At 5-foot-10, 170-pounds Terrence Talbott plays bigger than his actual size. While any coach would love to have a player a little bigger you will see on film that Talbott is fully capable of wrapping and dragging down any running back, tight end or wide receiver he may come up against.
Terrence also shows the ability to use his hands and make a pick or two with the ability to take it back for a score.
Another area that college coaches will love is the fact he's capable of also playing special teams.
Here are clips of Terrence Talbott in action from his junior season.