Isaiah Bond, WR
Easily the most potent talent Sarkisian and the Longhorns added at wideout in the winter portal window was the former Alabama Crimson Tide standout sophomore receiver, Isaiah Bond.
The 5-foot-11 and 180-pound speedster Bond was a huge addition to this receiving corps. He is someone that Sarkisian and staff really prioritized during his recruitment out of high school a few cycles ago.
Bond's ability to take the top off opposing defenses while also possessing the speed and elusiveness in space to generate big plays every time the ball is in his hands gives this offense another big-time threat in the receiving corps in 2024. He threatens opposing defenses at multiple levels of the field, which adds another layer to Sarkisian's offensive scheme/playbook.
Sarkisian gushed about Bond during his Feb. 7 (pre spring ball) press conference, saying that he is "an electric receiver for us". Sarkisian said that Bond brings a real "deep threat" with "elite speed".
It's also noteworthy that Bond is another wideout who can be that versatile threat who can help Sarkisian play more "positionless" on offense this upcoming season. Bond can play out of the slot or at the field. Sarkisian can also line him up on the outside to get over the top on opposing defenses.
The potential for Bond in Sarkisian's offense is really limitless during the 2024 season. He is also another wideout who is facing a contract year with the intentions he has to take his talents to the NFL Draft next spring.