Posted: 11:36 am Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Jupiter Christian’s Josh Talbott headed to Wagner 

By Matt Porter

Though he was one of the area’s better players on both sides of the ball, Jupiter Christian’s Josh Talbott played his senior season without a scholarship offer.

Talbott (right) jets past a Glades Day defender in the teams' regional final game. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Talbott (right) jets past a Glades Day defender in the teams' regional final game. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Wagner College could find out what Jupiter Christian fans and opponents know — Talbott can play.

Talbott (6-0, 190, No. 31 on the Big Board) committed to the Seahawks. He received an offer Dec. 6 and an official visit to the school the following weekend.

“I really liked the location, I like the school’s education standpoint, and I also liked that coaching staff,” Talbott said, adding that he’s leaning toward majoring in business management. He has no other visits lined up at the moment.

Wagner, located in Staten Island, N.Y., has an enrollment of 2,400 and competes in the FCS (Division 1-AA) Northeast Conference.

Talbott, nicknamed ‘Jet’, was a standout at wide receiver and defensive back and was named to the Palm Beach Post’s Small Schools All-Area first team.

He had 20 receptions for 457 yards and 8 touchdowns last season for the Eagles (10-2), who lost to Glades Day in the Class 1B regional finals.

As The Post’s Jason Lieser wrote in August, Talbott has come a long way.

Born Josh Gamble, he was adopted at 17 by Don and Susan Talbott, whose son, Austin, was a teammate of Josh’s on Jupiter Christian’s football team.

Click here to read more about the Talbotts’ story.