According to a report from Chip Brown of Horns247, Texas Longhorns graduate transfer wide receiver Tarik Black will not play in Tuesday’s Alamo Bowl against the Colorado Buffaloes and will not return next season.
After an injury-riddled career with the Michigan Wolverines, Tarik Black opted to become a graduate transfer this year and landed in Austin as the coaching staff attempted to bolster a relatively inexperienced wide receiver corps.
The 6’3, 217-pounder started in the season opener against UTEP and got off to a strong start with five catches for 80 yards and a touchdown. However, junior Brennan Eagles recovered from a poor preseason camp to earn the starting job over Black once Big 12 play started and Black’s contributions significantly decreased thereafter — other than a 72-yard catch against Baylor, Black only had four catches for 88 yards during the rest of the season.
Black did not play against Kansas State in what become the final regular-season game for Texas.
With Black out and Eagles opted out, graduate transfer wide receiver Brenden Schooler will receive the majority of the playing time at the X position against the Buffaloes in San Antonio. On Monday, Texas head coach Tom Herman was not sure whether converted safety Montrell Estell would make his first appearance on offense for the Horns.