There have been many high and low points throughout Black’s football career to this point. At Cheshire Academy, he was rated as a four-star recruit and was listed as the tenth best wide receiver in his graduating class.
In 2016, he made his commitment to Michigan, despite having offers from more than thirty other Division I schools. He recorded a total of 149 receiving yards and one touchdown in his first two games at the collegiate level. He appeared to be the rising star that talent scouts had predicted he would be.
What happened Tarik Black?
During the third game of his freshman season, he played against Air Force and broke his left foot. As a result, he was sidelined for the rest of the year. As a sophomore, he came back and immediately became the team’s starter. However, he missed the first half of the season after breaking his right foot in training camp and only caught four passes in the six games he did play.
Black took care of the initial injury. Even though he had maintained a good level of health throughout high school, he was aware that injuries are an inevitable aspect of playing sports.
Most analysts presently predict Black to be a late-round selection or an undrafted free agent. At Texas’ pro day in March, he performed admirably, with a 42-inch vertical leap, a 4.53 40-yard sprint time while weighing 6 feet 3 and 215 pounds, and an 11-foot long jump.