The no. one East coast wide receiver from the 2017 class received an offer from Nick Saban in May of 2015. Tarik Black is a highly productive 6-4, 207 pound product of Cheshire Academy (Conn). The Nutmeg state native born at Yale-New Haven Hospital has caught 124 passes for 28 touchdowns in 26 games while accumulating 2,365 receiving yards. Benching 260 pounds and capable of running in the 4.4 range, Black has the size, speed and strength to torment opposing defenses.
BamaMag.com visited with Rik pronounced "Reek" and Head Coach David Dykeman Wednesday evening on the picturesque campus of Cheshire Academy. “The recruiting experience has been great. Sort of overwhelming but I’m definitely blessed to have gone through this experience,” replied Black wearing a Crimson-logoed “A” visor. “How many kids would love to be recruited?” He has an impressive 24 firm offers from Power Five Conferences across the land.
Black has ventured to Tuscaloosa on” Junior Day” during the winter of 2015 for an unofficial visit. Listen and watch the videos to learn more about the New England prep school product looking to continue the tradition of excellence from out-of-state wide receivers - Amari Cooper, Calvin Ridley and Robert Foster. He discusses a host of subject matters including his favorite receiver, the trip to Alabama, Nick Saban and future plans. Coach Dykeman gives a scouting evaluation of his prized pupil.