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Texas WR Isaiah Bond Named One Of CFB's Best Pass Catchers By ESPN

The Texas Longhorns were able to add one of the best receivers in all of college football via the transfer portal.

This past season, the Texas Longhorns fielded one of the most prolific wide receiver corps in all of college football.

When things are said and done, the group will have featured three NFL-caliber receivers, two of whom have a chance to go in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft. Not to mention, the Longhorns will also produce one of the top tight ends in the draft as well. 

While they do return stud quarterback Quinn Ewers, there was a worry about the receiver group losing so much talent. Well, that was until Steve Sarkisian went out and landed three of the top transfer portal pass-catchers.  One of which is viewed as one of the best overall receivers in college football.

Alabama WR Isaiah Bond 

Alabama WR Isaiah Bond 

In a recent article by ESPN, the top receivers in all of college football were ranked, and Quinn Ewers' presumed new No. 1 target was ranked as the No. 10 player on the list.

"A former Georgia high school sprint champion in the 100 and 200 meters, Bond has blazing speed and should develop into a reliable deep threat for the Longhorns," wrote ESPN's Mark Schlabach.

Joining Bond on the list were notable players such as Colorado's Travis Hunter, Michigan's Colston Loveland, and Oregon's Tez Johnson.

This past season, Bond recorded 48 catches for 668 yards, and four touchdowns while catching passes from Jalen Milroe. Assuming Ewers takes another step forward like he did last season, Bond will see his numbers balloon as both Xavier Worthy and Adonai Mitchell had at least 55 catches for 800+ yards. Bond will also have a chance to team up with Houston transfer Matthew Golden and Oregon State transfer Silas Bolden, forming what can only be considered one of the most electric trios in all of college football. 

As a transfer, Bond ranked as the No. 4 player in the portal and the No. 1 receiver. With a more confident Ewers throwing him the ball, Bond is on record watch for just about every Texas school record in 2024.