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Transfer Tracker: Ex-Michigan WR Tarik Black commits to Texas

Tarik Black
Tarik Black (Per Kjeldsen)


Texas was in need of another threat at wide receiver and the Longhorns added a big one on Tuesday night when ex-Michigan and former Rivals100 wide receiver Tarik Black made his commitment.

Black spent three years at Michigan and never quite lived up to his lofty rankings, thanks largely in part to a number of nagging injuries that limited him in freshman and sophomore seasons.

He will have one season of eligibility remaining when arrives in Austin.



Black was a priority recruit and waited until after his senior season to decide, picking Notre Dame over a host of SEC schools including Auburn, Georgia and Alabama.


Black looked like he had the makings of a star early in his career as he caught passes for 149 yards a touchdown in just three games, before suffering a foot injury that ended his season. The injury lingered over into 2018 as Black didn't see the field until Week 8 and had just 4 catches for 35 yards in 127 snaps. Most Michigan fans expected a breakout year from Black in 2019, but the Wolverines offense struggled and Black finished the year with 25 catches for 323 yards.


"Black was a big time recruit out of high school we liked a lot as a crisp route runner with good body control and balance. He’s been hampered by injury and poor quarterback play in a poor Michigan passing offense but don’t let that worry fans of Texas. He has the ability to be a big-time impact player." -- National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell

Impact Rating: 7.4 out of 10


The Transfer Portal continues to change the way college football programs recruit and mange their rosters so we here at continue to evolve our coverage. Each time a player of note enters the portal, we will examine their potential impact on the college football landscape and assign an impact rating, both when they enter the portal and when they choose a destination. The scale is from 1-10 and the description below explains the scoring scale.

1.1-4.0 — Not a big impact expected, likely a non-starter and down the bench depth player.

4.1- 6.0 — A solid impact can be expected in the right scenario and has the potential to battle for a starting job.

6.1-9.0. — A high impact player who won’t change a program but will certainly be a very good contributor and starter.

9.1- 9.9 — A very high impact player who should start the moment he steps on the field and will change the outlook of a program immediately.

10 — A franchise transfer who has a chance to be an All American and one of the elite players in college football.