Rebs make an impact with Milton Talbert

Milton Talbert (LB/DE, Hattiesburg, MS) - The 6' 3", 245 pound defensive lineman and Dandy Dozen selection took an official visit to the University of Mississippi over the weekend.We called to see how his visit went.

The following information was revealed during our interview with Milton Talbert:

What were your stats for the season? "I do not know yet. Our coaches have not given them to us yet."

Did you make it in for your scheduled official visit to Ole Miss? "Yes sir. It was a good visit. I had a lot of fun."

Was it better/worse/or about what you were expecting? "I had already been to Ole Miss more than any school besides USM, so I had already seen everything. It was just a lot nicer because they could feed and entertain me."

Did anyone accompany you? "My parents came with me."

What did they think of Ole Miss? "They loved it. They loved it, man. They enjoyed everything about the visit."

Who was your host? "Garry Pack. That's my boy. He was the only person that I really knew but he introduced me around to a lot of people. I got to know Patrick Willis really good. I really like Patrick a lot because he is so humble. I really could see myself playing with him."

What new did you learn about Ole Miss during your trip? "I did not know their academics was the highest in the SEC. They showed us where they are graduating 85% of their players, which was 7th highest in the country. That caught my attention."

What stood out the most? "I liked the energy of the coaches and players. Coach Orgeron is a high energy guy. He is like the energizer bunny. I like playing for coaches like him."

What did you two discuss during your meeting? "I visited his home, and he told me that he would love to have me, and I could play as a true freshman if I worked hard and did all of the right things. They lost all of their starters on the DL, so I would have a good opportunity to play if I went there."

Is that attractive for you? "Yea, that is pretty attractive. Some schools have a lot of returning sophomores and juniors on their line. Playing time is an important factor for me. I would love to play next year. It does not matter if it is on special teams or what ever, I just want to play."

Did coach Orgeron ask you to commit? "No, he never asked. I have never been pressured like that from any of the coaches so far."

None? "Not so far, not yet, but I am not saying they will not (laugh)."

What would you have said if Coach Orgeron would have asked you to commit? "I came up there with an open mind. I was prepared if he did ask me, like I will be at all of the schools I will visit. But, I have not even visited anyone else yet to compare Ole Miss to. I am going to wait until I take all of my visits before I commit. I need to compare what everybody has to offer."

Does it hurt Ole Miss with Coach Luke leaving? "At first, he was gone and I was like, dang, but not really. It is not going to have any effect. Tennessee has been recruiting me, so I will still get a chance to talk to him."

Where does Ole Miss now stand in your pecking order? "They have always been in my Top 3, but they impressed me a lot. I like the position I would play there. They want me to be a pass rushing specialist. I had to move to nose guard this year because my team needed me there, but I really missed being a pass rusher. That is a big plus for Ole Miss."

Where do you visit next? "I go to Alabama (12/9), USM (12/16), and MSU (1/27). Tennessee, Memphis, LSU, and Auburn are talking to me about taking a visit. The last visit will probably come from one of those four schools."

Have all of these schools offered you? "All of them have but LSU, but they are talking about it."

Milton carries a 3.0 GPA / 18 ACT.

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