Michigan Strengthens Grip on Talbott

Huber Heights (OH) Wayne DT Terry Talbott had had been to Michigan for a few unofficial visits during the fall, but the brevity of those trips left him yearning for a more in depth look. He was finally able to achieve that during his official visit a few weeks back. He was blown away by the experience. Plus he shares his thoughts on which DT prospect he expects to join him in Ann Arbor.

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"It was crazy up there," Talbott exclaimed.  "We went up there and had a good time. We got to hang out with a couple of people on the team and got a tour of the full campus.  We hung out with the Dayton people… Roy Roundtree and Michael Shaw because they're from Dayton too.  They took us around and showed us a good time up at Michigan.  We're counting the days down until we get back up there. .  My brother (fellow Michigan commitment Terrence Talbott) is pretty much liking it the same.  It was nice."

Prior to the taking the official visit Talbott had mentioned the likelihood of taking trips to other campuses.  While it's clear that he still entertains the thought from time to time, the possibility appears to lessen with each passing day.  That much was obvious in his response to which schools beside Michigan he is still considering.

"Well right now so far, just Michigan," he said.

That development appears to be the result gaining a better appreciation for the abundance of opportunity both on and off the field in Ann Arbor.

 "They've got a good tradition with football and all that stuff, but really it is about the academics," explained Talbott regarding why he plans to don the winged helmet.  "If you get a diploma from Michigan you are set because the alumni (base) is so crazy.  I like the way they have it set up.  Of course it's (also) the football.  If I work hard enough I can play right away… probably on the outside or something like Brandon Graham.  I'm trying to play his position.  We're going to see."

The Buckeye State prospect is also paying close attention to which other prospects from the class of 2010 might join him in the Maize & Blue.  Detroit Southeastern DT Johnathan Hankins and Pahokee (FL) DT Richard Ash took their official visits to Michigan the same weekend as Talbott.  One of them gave the Michigan commit the distinct impression that he too would soon become a Wolverine.

"I had talked to the guy from Florida, but I really didn't talk that much to the one from Detroit," Talbott recalled.  "You've always got to talk about what you've got in store, what your plan is, and how we're going to do it when we all commit because we all are going to come in here and we're going to do our business and we're going to show them who the class of 2010 is." 

"(Ash) was feeling it," he continued.  "He was cool.  He was talking about how he liked the family (atmosphere) of it… how (the players) are all close together and stuff like that.  He liked it.  I really didn't talk to the one from Detroit that much.  But the one I did talk to, (Ash), he's cool about it.  He's going to come through and we going to come set it off."


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