30 June 2009
A player whose name has come up on this blog has surfaced as a star of camp. Huber Heights Wayne defensive tackle prospect Terry Talbott has come in and put on a show. You can see video of him in the Buckeye Vision section of this blog. Notice how often he does not use his hands. Needs alot of work. He is just beating his opponents with elite level explosion off the ball. I have not heard measurables listed yet but the words "physical specimen" are being thrown about. We are kicking around alot of names right now with the camp but I am not going to be surprised to see this one as the next Buckeye offer. He has an impressive offer list already with Michigan, Wisconsin, UCLA and North Carolina State already coming in with offers. Wayne has a coach who has a long time warm relationship with the Buckeyes. I would go so far as to call Wayne a Buckeye pipeline. Not putting out the numbers that Glenville puts out but when there is a Buckeye caliber kid the odds he comes this way are quite good. I don't know if Talbott has a relationship with Braxton Miller, and I am not sure that we need it, but it can't hurt to have someone he knows already in the lockeroom and someone he can room with.
On the video watch what he does at the 1:40 mark. That is a player who is thinking on the field. He reads the offense as they are lining up, reads the keys from his coach and puts himself in position to make a play. At the 2:25 mark he beats the double team, something the great ones are going to see and something they need to learn to deal with. At the 3:20 mark he takes the blocker back into the back and tackles both. The very next play he blows up 2 blockers to force the back wide for a short gain and comes back on the next for a tackle for loss. Great looking player.
You have to like our odds of landing top defensive tackle talent again this year with the offers that are out there.