Texas Football: Breaking down UT's room with Isaiah Bond

The receiving corps for Texas football got much more dangerous and potent on Jan. 14 with the addition of the former Alabama transfer Isaiah Bond. Bond joins Matthew Golden and Johntay Cook II as the three projected starters at wideout for Texas for the upcoming 2024 season.
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Field receiver

Starter: Isaiah Bond, JR

The key figure in Texas's receiving corps during the 2024 season will be Bond. The Alabama transfer can be the do-it-all receiver from that is next in line for the Longhorns at the field spot after Worthy's departure this offseason.

Bond is a burner with track-level straight line speed and great acceleration. He can burn opposing defensive backs with his ability to generate separation to get over the top for the deep ball.

Bond continues to improve as a route runner and has improved his ability to make in-route adjustments. The insane speed and elusiveness he brings allow him to threaten opposing defenses in multiple phases on offense.

Backup: Aaron Butler, FR

Given the talent and depth Texas has acquired in the receiving corps early this offseason, there are multiple players who can compete for reps at field receiver with the second team.

One player who could have a good track to winning the backup job at field receiver is true freshman Aaron Butler. The former Colorado Buffaloes commit and high-four-star athlete recruit from Calabasas (CA) High School is extremely elusive and quick while being able to line up from multiple different spots pre-snap on offense.