Another day, another countdown.

I’ve followed JJ Talo since he committed, but today was the first day he’s ever shown on my Twitter timeline. Coincidence? I think not.

#97, JJ Talo, Redshirt Freshman, DL


Height: 6’2

Weight: 280

High school: Kearns HS (SLC, UT)

How’d he get to The Blue™?

JJ was a member of Andy’s first class as head coach in 2022. Perhaps more famously, JJ was part of my origin days at OBNUG, gracing my weekly recruiting roundups.

He was a 3-star recruit out of HS, correctly spurning our Mountain West foes to land himself a spot on The Blue™.


“Josephus Justinian”

Our focus groups found that JJ was “too long”, and “had too many syllables”, so we made some edits that make it a little catchier to the lay fan.


Tiger Woods

If it ain’t fixed, don’t break it. (something like that?) It might be a cop-out to repeat the same pic from last year, but I’m really seeing this Tiger to JJ connection.

Career Highlights

JJ spent his first season as a redshirt. In HS he was the #93 DE in the country while amassing back-to-back all-state selections in Utah.

2023 Prospectus

I have no doubts we’ll be seeing JJ at some point. The D line remains a question mark going into 2023, and losing Scott Matlock doesn’t help those prospects. If JJ makes the most of his opportunities, we’ll be seeing him even more.

Is he on Twitter?

He is, and it’s crazy

Completely made up fact

The Tiger lookalike is no coincidence. JJ is a monster on The Blue, but also on The Green. These things could’ve been one and the same if TopGolf had keep their promise for having Blue turf.