EA Sports College Football 25: Predicting highest-rated Texas football players

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3. Isaiah Bond, WR

Overall rating projection: 93

As far as EA Sports College Football 25 ratings are concerned, the Longhorns transfer that should have the highest overall is the former Alabama Crimson Tide sophomore wide receiver Isaiah Bond.

Bond was one of many immediate impact transfer wideouts that head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns brought in to reload the receiving corps in 2024. He was going to be Alabama's top returning wide receiver in 2024 before the retirement of longtime legendary Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban early this offseason.

The combination of reliable hands, route running, agility, and track speed makes Bond the perfect candidate to be a shoo-in as a 90+ rated wideout in the newest college football video game. Bond was timed around a 10.5-second 100-meter dash time in high school.

And he's flashed that speed multiple times as one of the top deep threats in the SEC for the Tide last season.

One misconception with Bond, though, is that he is just a deep threat and someone who can be an elusive weapon when he gets the ball out in space. But Bond is a very sure-handed receiver who doesn't get enough credit for how reliable he has been in the last two seasons at Alabama.

Bond was the only Power Five receiver without a single drop during the 2023 season (per SIS Data Hub).

It's hard to imagine a wideout as gifted and speedy as Bond having speed, agility, and acceleration ratings any lower than the mid-90s. And given how reliable he's been catching the football in the last two seasons for the Tide, his other receiver ratings should also be pretty solid.