“When it comes to watching the video, studying his playbook, as well as taking care of his body, you know, that’s a guy you just really don’t have to remind a whole lot to do any of those things because of his maturity level. UT and new offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich hope to have the veteran wideout on the field throughout this year’s altered 10-game regular season, never a given with Black. In 2017, Black had … When Black arrived, it wasn’t clear which outside position he would play, but with preseason camp now complete and the Longhorns moving on to preparation for the season opener against the Miners, Black looks like the starter over junior Brennan Eagles. Sophomores Jake Smith (25 receptions, 274 yards, six touchdowns in 2019) and Jordan Whittington look dynamic out of the slot, and both are prime targets for gadget plays. 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Tarik Black appeared in 21 games over three seasons at Michigan, finishing with 40 catches and two TDs. He’s very selfless — he wants to be on all the Special Forces units, volunteering to do that, as you would expect with a grad transfer.”. If he can, he’ll provide a big boost to a Longhorns offense attempting to become one of the elite attacks in the nation. So just the experience alone that Tarik brings to that room I think will be very beneficial.”, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, As coronavirus surges, only 2 states trend in the right direction, Famous Restaurants You Can Never Dine In Again. But Black could become the critical X-factor, both on the field and off. Michigan graduate transfer Tarik Black probably isn’t as taciturn as Duvernay, who last season led UT with 106 receptions for 1,386 yards and nine touchdowns and is now a member of the Baltimore Ravens. A 6’3, 217-pounder, Black recorded 40 receptions for 507 yards and two touchdowns during his time in Ann Arbor thanks to a combination of size and speed that made him a consensus four-star prospect out of high school in Connecticut. He converted 24 of those catches into first downs. Photo: Icon Sportswire / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images “He can’t be concerned or worried about his past history as far as his injuries. School: Michigan Position: Wide Receiver Class: Junior Height: 6’3″ Weight: 215 Projected Draft Round: 2-3 Scouting Report: With a career perpetually interrupted by injuries, Black is out to prove that he hasn’t lost any of his elite acceleration and open field speed that made him a coveted recruit. “When it comes to watching video study in his playbook, as well as take care of his body, that’s a guy, you just really don’t have to remind him a whole lot to do any of those things because of his maturity level, so we’re thrilled to have him,” Herman said. Former Michigan wide receiver Tarik Black is transferring to the 40 Acres, he announced on social media Tuesday evening. But Black has looked smooth since Texas began practice early last month. The result of Black’s strong performance in preseason camp is that he’s now the first summer enrollee to lose the stripe on his helmet that signals he’s a newcomer. The Longhorns extended an offer to an in-state prospect with tremendous upside. In the trenches, relax. Black was not a consistent third-down target while he was at Michigan, so it’s still questionable whether he can emerge in that area at Texas, but Black does appear to have the tools to make that leap as a fourth-year player. Black might replace Duvernay as the Longhorns’ resident silent assassin, but Herman brought the former four-star recruit in to make up for the departure of senior Collin Johnson, now with the Jacksonville Jaguars. AUSTIN, Texas — On the Forty Acres, Tarik Black is something of a unicorn. Scouting Report: Tarik Black. Replacing Duvernay’s production on third down will be particularly important for Texas this season. AUSTIN — Back when he was at Texas, media sessions with Devin Duvernay were always accompanied by knowing smirks. AUSTIN, Texas — On the Forty Acres, Tarik Black is something of a unicorn. Tarik Black appeared in 21 games over three seasons at Michigan, finishing with 40 catches and two TDs. “As you would expect with a grad transfer, he is very mature in the way that he handles his business in terms of his preparation, his attention to detail,” Herman said. According to head coach Tom Herman, Black approaches the game with a quiet confidence that doesn’t require him to say much — he just goes to work, earning the trust of his teammates in the process. The veteran is providing the steady presence that the Longhorns need in a relatively inexperienced wide receivers room. Transfer receiver Tarik Black a key addition for Texas, © Icon Sportswire / Icon Sportswire Via Getty Images. On a team that doesn’t have any other senior wide receivers until the arrival of fellow graduate transfer Brenden Schooler from his brief stop in Arizona, Black was recruited from Michigan during the offseason to provide some stability to a position that lost Collin Johnson and Devin Duvernay from last year’s team. Texas has struggled to open the season, so what do the final six games on the schedule look like? 0 following a change in NCAA regulations this year, he’s also the most experienced player in position coach Andre Coleman’s room. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Eagles showed promise last season, recording 32 receptions for 522 yards and six scores. And so while it’s disappointing that Eagles hasn’t yet shown signs of taking the next step in his developing during a crucial junior season for the Houston product, Black has exceeded expectations so far. “Had we not signed Tarik there would have been literally no seniors in that room, no scholarship seniors. Guy is very selfless. - @champagnepapi #ThisIsTexas #HookEm, A post shared by Texas Football (@texasfootball) on Aug 14, 2020 at 9:42am PDT, Graduate transfer WR Tarik Black already making an impression at Texas, Chris Del Conte expects athletes to stand together for ‘The Eyes of Texas’. The team has embraced him because of his work ethic and his contribution to the team and the offense in particular. Not only is the senior Texas Longhorns wide receiver the first player in school history to wear No. That’s the thing I’ve stressed with him — ‘Hey, don’t worry about injuries, don’t try to save yourself. The public announcement comes following outcry in recent days after Sam Ehlinger sang the alma mater by himself on the field at the Cotton Bowl in the aftermath of Saturday’s loss. Yeah,” Herman said, “and I think that’s one of the big reasons we went out and signed Tarik Black as a grad transfer. But how much of an impact can Black make on the team this season?