It took less than two quarters for Michigan true freshman wide receiver Tarik Black to show he was more than deserving of his 4-star status out of high school, despite less-than-stellar quarterback play for the Wolverines against Florida.
Coming into the 2017 season big things were expected from the true freshman duo of Black and No. 1 2017 wide receiver recruit Donovan People-Jones.
Black got a couple of opportunities early, and made the most of them, including catching a 46-yard touchdown on his first career reception (video in header). He didn't have to do too much in that play as the Florida corner let him run to the middle of the field, thinking he had safety help.
The breakdown in coverage led to an easy score as Wilton Speight hit him for six.
Black's second catch was a bit more impressive, as he pulled down a pass along the sideline and endured a big blow from the safety:
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That pass came from John O'Korn, who replaced Speight after Florida scored a pair of defensive touchdowns on interception returns (Speight later returned).
Donovan Peoples-Jones was the more hyped recruit, and we'll probably see that talent shine at some point. For now, it's Black who's making the most of his opportunities and looking like a star.