Not sure if this is just Scout's reaction to his trip to UNC this weekend, however, many committed players take official visits without their status changed to "soft verbal". Hopefully he's taking a free trip to a great campus and nothing more comes of it
Scout: DT Talbott downgraded to "soft verbal"
I don't think we can call him a "solid" verbal at this point, if he's taking visits to other schools so close to signing day. I hope he sticks with us, though.
is still showing him as a solid verbal...
that his brother terrence didn't even take the trip to UNC.
They had wanted to go to school together, so hopefully they stick with M, but I'd definitely agree that after Terry actually taking this trip without his brother, he isn't the most solid of commits.
IF we happen to lose him but then sign Black all would be forgotten.
Yeah but I'd much rather take the true DT rather then a DE at this point.
I agree completely but RR always seems to have a contingency plan and Black may be it.
I think RR has learned from past mistakes, and we can't lose another recruit, especially at the same position - DT, as before. We'll have some good surprises and bad surprises... Bring on signing day!
Like RR always says if you're taking visits you are not committed.
Hope Talbott knows what he's doing. Based on how RR is continuing to recruit, there may not be a spot left for him if Parker, Knight, etc come through.
At the same time, I think he has tremendous upside and I would hate to lose him.
Rather he is now a soft verbal or a solid verbal makes no difference at this point, all will be known for sure on NSD. However, with that said, we can't afford another DT decommit this year. This is a major area of concern for this defense. at least our DB field has talent, there is not much talent in the DT's with the exception of Campbell, we need all the help we can get here.
Uh, how about Martin and Sagesse, the guys in front of Campbell on the depth chart in 2009?
And let's not forget about DICK ASH.
Recruiting is not a one man one mission deal. Its throw soilders on a beach and see who sticks. Last year we had an undersized line with little depth and it effected our game stradgey. We need depth up front, any team does. Even if we some how got Black, which frankly seems unlikely at this point, the loss of Capital T Talbott would hurt immensely. Secondly did anybody every consider that UNC might not be interested in little T Talbott and that is why he is not visiting. Both of them have pontential but Big T has size which is not teachable. I have to say it worries me this late, and if RR loses him it might be chalked up to a Hobson causalty. The guy couldn't recruit DT's when he was here, and now we can't get a DT because he is gone. How's that for karma?
DB is full of talent but DT is an area of concern? Somebody get this guy some tapes from the 09 season. Talbott would be a huge loss, but I think DB and LB is our greatest concern.
At which point in my post did I write that DB was not a concern? Where did you read that? To your point though at least I see bodies at that position on the roster (and in this recruiting class). I don't see the depth in the middle of the defensive line. We have Will Campbell and Mike Martin for the Furture. It is a position group that works optimally with with depth, and losing a player of Big T's postential this late would hurt. That is my point. It has nothing to do with the secondary.
He is referring to my post about the DB's. Ok so now for Bobby, I don't need tapes I watch every game and analize everything. WHat part of we don't have a problem in the DB was I not clear in?? We now have 2 recruiting years of DB's with a third to come. We may not have seen the abilities as of yet from our DB's, but if we keep receuiting like we have the past few years for the DB's there is no doubt in my mind we are just fine!!!!!
Now for the DL, we are very undersized and with a major lack of depth, so yes the DL is our area of concern..
You people are neurotic, fixated over a teenager taking a weekend trip to North Carolina, and I am just as bad for even reading this thread.
"I don't think they've ever really been 100% on board. Hopson was their recruiter, too, and he's gone. Late visits are never good"
Via TomVH's twitter. I believe he was referring to the Talbott bro's.
Here we go again. Bring on the signing day jitters. The brothers bond must not be broken.
i dont think this is much to be worried about. both of the brothers seem to enjoy UM a lot, and i dont think that terry would commit elsewhere when he and his brother are already committed. plus worst case scenario we lose him and open up room for black, who seems more than adequate to fill his spot
I think he is just going there to have a fun time. If I was a highly recruited player I would go to all of my official visits if I could. Scout said to not really look too much into it. They just had to change it to a soft verbal because of the visit. His brother did not go with him.
update visits and the status of commitments pretty quick