Highland Springs DB Tremayne Talbert (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit804)
Recruit804 Fab 30: Tremayne Talbert DB Highland Springs #20
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
Highland Springs is another program in the Central Region that’s predicated by the tone of their defense. One of the succeeding factors for Springers head coach Loren Johnson and his coaching staff over the last three seasons is the amount of depth he displays on the defensive side of the ball. The end result is that it never seems as though Highland Springs ever falls into a situation where they’re not prepared to fill a position after a star-caliber player leaves. The secondary has definitely been an area of prosperity and this season the Springers will be led by none other than Tremayne Talbert. The Highland Springs product missed the last game of the regular season and entire playoffs due to injury, but while he was on the field he was easily one of the most product defensive backs in the state.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around the city of Richmond. Continuing our countdown as the 20th best senior prospect region-wide is Highland Springs starting defensive back Tremayne Talbert.
#20 Tremayne Talbert (2019 DB 5-9 165) – Highland Springs High School
Highland Springs knocked off Woodside last year 47-12 during the second week of the season. It was refreshing for the Springers after losing at home to Hermitage just a week prior. What I remember most about that game was Tremayne Talbert picking off Woodside quarterback Jordan Knight three times over the course of the entire game. For one of his interceptions Talbert even took a page out of Odell Beckham, Jr’s. book and picked it off with one hand. When asked about it Talbert stated, “I couldn’t do this without my team.”
When a prospect receives a question directed solely to him and he responds with remarks about his team, that is exactly the type of leader you want in your locker room. Despite his season getting cut short, Talbert was able to finish the year with 31 tackles and seven interceptions. Talbert also picked up All-State, All-Region, All-Metro and All-804 honors for playing his brand of defense that contributed to Highland Springs picking up its third-consecutive state title.
Virginia State and Virginia University of Lynchburg finally helped Talbert climb out of recruitment hole when they provided him with scholarship offers back on June 12 and June 16. Talbert is a part of a secondary unit that includes Malcolm Greene, David Laney, Eddie Davis and Shaquez Cosby. There is no ceiling for the defensive back group at Highland Springs.
– Brandon Mitchell
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