Open Post | Tuesday, February 11th

Grad Transfer Prospect | Tarik Black
– Super K

Texas is in the market for some help at the wide receiver position. They have taken to the transfer portal and a name that keeps coming up from our sources is Michigan grad transfer, Tarik Black.

I was told they were hoping to have black on a visit last weekend but that didn’t materialize. However, it does sound like there is mutual interest and my sources indicate that there is a pretty good chance that Black will end up at Texas.

Still gathering information on this one but I am told Texas is seriously considering taking Black and I get the impression that it will be Texas’ choice.

TFB Talking Point | Comparing Classes | 2019 vs 2020
– CJ Vogel

Charlie shared with me a fun idea about comparing the 2019 and 2020 classes and declaring a victor by position group based off the committed group.

Let’s see what we can come up with!

QB: 2019 Roschon Johnson – 2020 JaQuinden Jackson & Hudson Card – 2020 by knockout 

RB: 2019 Jordan Whittington & Derrian Brown* – 2020 Bijan Robinson – 2020 by TKO

WR: 2019 Jake Smith, Marcus Washington, Kennedy Lewis – 2020 Dajon Harrison, Troy Omeire, Kelvontay Dixon – 2019 by knockout

TE/HB: 2019 Jared Wiley, Brayden Liebrock – 2020 Jaden Hullaby – 2019 by unanimous decision

OL: 2019 Tyler Johnson, Isaiah Hookfin, Javonne Shepherd, Willie Tyler – 2020 Andrej Karic, Logan Parr, Jaylen Garth, Jake Majors – 2020 with the split decision

DL: 2019  Jacoby Jones, T’Vondre Sweat, Myron Warren– 2020 Alfred Collins, Sawyer Goram-Welch, Vernon Broughton – 2020 by unanimous decision (everyone in the arena also)

RUSH/OLB: 2019: Caleb Johnson, Marcus Tillman – 2020 Jaylan Ford, Prince Dorbah – 2020 by the slightest decision

ILB: 2019 Juwan Mitchell, DeGabriel Floyd*, David Gbenda – 2020 Potential Portal? – 2019 Unanimous decision – 2020 still needs to make a move

DB: 2019 Tyler Owens, Chris Adimora, Kenyatta Watson, Marques Caldwell – 2020 Xavion Alford, Kitan Crawford, Jerrin Thompson – 2019 Split decision 

Through eight position groups, I have five positions going to 2020 and four in favor of 2019.

Worth noting that where 2019 won their head-to-head matchups, they usually won by a wide margin.

Would love to know how yall thought the two classes matched up against each other. The 2020 class gets a significant advantage in the offensive backfield and in the trenches. Defense goes to 2019 in the secondary pretty easily.

Commitment Analysis: Alfred Collins
– D.T.

Texas closed out the 2020 recruiting cycle in style, landing a commitment from Bastrop, TX (Cedar Creek) Defensive Lineman Alfred Collins on the final National Signing Day. Collins becomes the top-rated Defensive recruit in the class and was a huge head-to-head win over Oklahoma and Alabama.

What is Texas getting in Collins?

Ranking: 5-Star (247), 4-Star (Rivals & ESPN)

Top Offers: Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Penn St

Size: 6’6 280lbs

Projected College Position: Defensive Line (Any Spot)

Player Comparison: Chris Jones (Mississippi State 2013-16, Kansas City Chiefs 2017-)

Analysis: Collins is what I would already consider a big-time prospect, yet he’s still only scratching the surface of what he can become on the football field. He has the size, agility, and strength to execute any assignment along the LOS in any scheme, which makes him an extremely valuable commodity.

He possesses elite size at 6’6 with broad shoulders and already carries 280-plus lbs very comfortably. Collins projects to play at over 300lbs in the near future with scheme and positional versatility that is unmatched in the class. Similar to future teammate Vernon Broughton, he is a standout on the Basketball court with skills that are translatable to the game of football. While Broughton will need some time to develop his lower body, Collins doesn’t have that issue. His 280lbs is proportionate, with thickness through his lower half while still possessing light feet. He already has solid to good upper body strength and should be a candidate to contribute right away.

Once you get past his sheer size, I was most impressed with his motor while taking a look at his Senior tape. There were multiple occasions where a play was designed to go away from Collins, yet he had the want-to, understanding of angles, and athleticism to still get involved. He made plays from both the Defensive End and Defensive Tackle spots. Texas DL Coach Oscar Giles has as good of a track record as any DL Coach in the Big XII and he’s gotten production out of players that didn’t have half of the tool bag that Collins arrives to campus with. Texas fans should be downright giddy about this one.

Instant Impact Rating: 7.5