July 31, 2009

Terry Talbott high on U-M after visit

After long listing Michigan among one of the teams he and brother, Terrance Talbott, were interested in, Terry Talbott made a trip to Ann Arbor with his sibling Wednesday. Both came away impressed and for Terry, the Wolverines made a move …

"This is not in order, but I think a top three, off the top of my head, would be Wisconsin, UCLA and Michigan, and I really like Kentucky and Arkansas also," the 6-4, 265-pound three-star defensive tackle said. "I really don't have a favorite yet, but when we went up to Michigan I liked everything about it."

The Talbott brothers, natives of Huber Heights, Ohio, toured U-M's facilities, the campus and met with head coach Rich Rodriguez as well as defensive line coach Bruce Tall, linebackers coach Jay Hopson and defensive backs coach Tony Gibson. While there, Terrance (5-1, 172 pounds) - a three-star cornerback -- was offered a scholarship as Michigan became the 13th school to offer both of them. The Wolverines had offered Terry in early June.

"It was really cool to see them offer Terrance because we've talked about maybe going to college together and now Michigan is a school that has given us that option," Terry said. "You never know what will happen and we really haven't decided yet if that's something we really want to do but it would be nice for my mom so that she doesn't have to see one of us one week and the other one the next week."

While Terrance has seen more and more attention in recent weeks, Terry has been a big-name target for months now. He sports offers from Arkansas, Illinois, UCLA, Wisconsin, Michigan State and N.C. State, among others. His visit to U-M left him wanting more.

"The facilities were very nice and the ones they're still building look like they'll be really cool when they're ready," Terry said. "We're excited to see The Big House again this fall.

"We're going to take an official visit to Michigan but we're not sure when. I know that we want to come up for a game too and I think we're going to try to make it for the Ohio State game since it's such a great rivalry and we're from Ohio."

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