The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder, who pulled in 30 receptions for 325 yards and 3 touchdowns as a freshman last fall, is set to begin preparations for his sophomore campaign this week.
"I report back to school today," Black said on Wednesday. "I'm not sure when we'll be in full pads, but I know that we all start running and lifting tomorrow."
He also reports to be fully recovered from the shoulder surgery that he had over a year ago to fix torn ligaments suffered during a 'freak collision' with an opposing safety.
"I'm 100% back from my shoulder injury," he explained. "I've been working out pretty hard, so I'm ready to go."
Despite just a 2-5 season last year, Black is confident that this year's squad, which will include 2006 U of L signee Demetrius Culpepper, will be much improved.
"We should be pretty good this year, because we have 44 freshmen coming back, plus some D1 guys," explained Black, who will welcome 2006 Cardinal commit Demetrius Culpepper to East Mississippi C.C. on Wednesday. "He's going to be my roommate."
The recruiting process is also underway for Black, with schools from the Big 12, Conference USA and others expressing interest.
While he hasn't had recent contact with the Cardinal coaching staff, Black was quick to respond when asked if Louisville was at the top of his list.
"Oh yeah, definitely," he replied. "I want to go there, but I also have to keep my options open because I don't know where Louisville's mind is right now."
Stay tuned to InsideTheVille.com for the latest developments on the former University of Louisville signee.