Recruiting introduction: Talbot Buys

The 6' 8", 255-pound offensive tackle out of Porters Chapel, Miss., is looking for a home on the next level and several colleges are keeping in contact. To learn more about Talbot Buys, read below.



"I think my size gives me a tremendous advantage," the four year starter for Porters Chapel stated when asked about his strengths. "I feel like I can pretty much dominate anybody you put in front of me. That is pretty much what I did all year. I was named MVP for District 4A MAIS Single A."

Talbot Buys is always trying to improve his game.

"I think I need to work on my strength and speed. I have been in the gym everyday trying to get stronger and doing a lot of agility drills. I am constantly working on my game."

Buys also starts on the defensive line for Porters Chapel and collected around 60 tackles and 8 sacks but it is at another position a lot of college recruiters are looking at him to play.

"I am also a long snapper. I have never timed how quickly I get it back to the punter but it's pretty fast (laugh). Right now I am hearing from Mississippi College, Ole Miss, MSU, USM, La Tech, Hinds CC, and ULL."

Who is closest to offering?

"Mississippi College does not give out scholarships. They just give out grants. They have been showing me the most interest, and I went to MSU last weekend. They seem really intersected in me as well. Those are the top two schools right now and Hinds CC. They called my high school coaches and asked if I would commit if they offered me. They are getting ready to offer me."

What did MSU say?

"Coach (John) Hevesy said he liked the way I looked. He said that I reminded him of another tackle he recruited that ended up in the pros. Coach (Jay) Hopson told me the same thing. They both told me that I have the pro-body frame. Coach (Tony) Hughes said they are sending somebody down to the all-star game I am playing in next month."

La Tech also seems very interested.

"Coach (Pete) Perot, their offensive line coach, said I was on the list of thirty offensive linemen they are looking at right now. I definitely plan on going over there soon to check it out."

ULL is using their Mississippi connections from former MSU assistant, Mark Hudspeth.

"Coach Hudspeth and my coach played ball together in college. They know each other real well, and they talk a lot about me. My coach never tells me what he says, but he does tell me they like me a lot."

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