Terrence, meanwhile, is a cover corner with a ton of athletic ability. "He's a true cover guy. He's a great open field tackler with an unbelievable amount of athletic ability. He has a 38-39 inch vertical. He has a lot of great things going for him."
Of course he's going to say good things about his players, but it sounds as though Michigan may be in on an underrated athlete, no? One major point of contention, however, is his height. Terrence is listed as short as 5-8.5, or as tall as 5-11. I would wager that just under 5-10 is probably the safest bet for an accurate height.
Cincinnati, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Marshall. Terrence was unofficially offered back in June, and had that offer officially confirmed near the end of July. Kentucky and Wisconsin really wanted both brothers, from the sounds of things.
A rudimentary search for stats turned up no results. If anyone else has better luck, let me know in the comments.
FAKE 40 TIME
4.47, as listed by Rivals, is pretty fast. For a guy who has offers from the likes of Kentucky and Wisconsin, rather than, say, conference contenders, it's probably a little on the low side. I'll give it two FAKEs.
Scouting Ohio brings the goods:
That big hit at 0:21 is on fellow Michigan target TE Alex Smith (HT: Carcajous).
PREDICTION BASED ON FLIMSY EVIDENCE
Terrence is not an elite player, or at least the recruiting sites don't think so at this point. Without a breakout senior year in which he proved all the doubters wrong, he's probably a low 3-star guy. That likely means a redshirt year and a couple years on special teams duty before he gets a chance in the defensive rotation.
UPSHOT FOR THE REST OF THE CLASS
MIchigan is sorely lacking in DBs, so gaining a commitment from one is, obviously, a good thing. They'll still keep taking all the DBs they can get their grubby little paws on (I'm looking at you, Christian and Ifill). The only notable affect this has on the class at large is that it means they inch closer to the scholarship limit.
The Talbotts are teammates of 2011 QB (and the #1 prospect in Ohio) Braxton Miller. Taking these two certainly won't hurt Michigan's chances with Miller.
Talbott ran a 4.53 at a Cinci Scout combine (free info) between his soph and junior years. Here's how performed relative to others at the combine:
4.38 '09 S Dakotah Tyler (UK)... fastest time at combine
4.43 '09 DE Montez Robinson (Georgia)
4.53 '10 CB Terrence Talbott
4.60 '09 RB Bud Golden (Illinois)
4.62 '09 QB Jordan Luallen (GaTech)
4.69 '10 S Isaiah Lewis (Sparty)
While Talbott doesn't look like an outright blazer, a 4.53 is a pretty good fake time for a soph/jr, especially since he's the younger of the two brothers in the same class.
This kid looks like he could play at Michigan. Film shows him being agile, tough, and ball savy.
Barwis (Eeeeee!) will chisel him into shape. The stars mean little to now: Hart, Breaston, Ezeh or were all 3 star players and were very productive. Kevin Grady, Gabe Watson, etc. were 5 star players and did not have the production for their star rating. Michigan will be fine!
Rich Rod go get some MLBs and DTs now!!!
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield" --Alfred Lord Tennyson/ John Sheridan B5
It's just got to be getting demoralizing, rationalization notwithstanding. Michigan used to seek, and get, the cream of the crop. Now, they get excited about taking the 2nd tier kids in Ohio that the Buckeyes don't want...
I don't know, he looked pretty good to me. He showed good closing speed, so I'm guessing that the scheme calls for him to play off. He looks nasty enough to enjoy playing closer to the line of scrimmage. A couple of nice tackles in run support, too. I'd be pretty happy to have him committed.