When Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong talked about the breakout spring from junior wide receiver Jacorey Warrick last Wednesday, he mentioned a catch on third down in practice that featured Warrick making several defenders miss to score a long touchdown.
On Saturday evening, Warrick posted the video of it on Instagram:
The play shows the dynamic after-the-catch ability that made Warrick a four-star prospect and the No. 11 wide receiver nationally out of high school. But after playing in four games as a freshman without recording a catch, Warrick only caught 10 balls for 94 yards as a touchdown, leaving his ability to contribute in question heading into this spring.
Strong said on Wednesday that he's looking for players to step up at wide receiver after the Horns lost the top leading pass catchers from 2014 and that Warrick has been the most consistent performer at the position. The long touchdown catch in practice and the apparent touchdown catch in Saturday's scrimmage show some serious evidence of more than consistency, they show some big-play ability that the Texas offense definitely needs.