Highly recruited out of Dallas Skyline, where he also played basketball. As a true freshman in 2010, started 5-of-11 games played (three at split end, two at flanker) and recorded 47 receptions with 478 yards (10.2-yard average) and two touchdowns. Did not play against Oklahoma (knee). Played all 13 games in '11, starting the first 11 at split end, and led Longhorn receivers with 45-609-1 (13.5). Started 11-of-13 games at flanker in '12, catching 57-939-7 (16.5). Gave way to extra tight ends in non-starts. In '13, started 11-of-12 games played at the "X" receiver and snagged 51-727-8 (14.3). Did not play against Kansas State and did not start against Iowa State (ankle). Did not work out at the NFL Scouting Combine because of a right foot injury (medical exclusion).
Good size and athletic ability -- looks the part. Makes the hard catch look easy and can make make the acrobatic, in-air catch extending high outside the numbers. Is capable of stretching a defense and creating chunk plays in the passing game. Good field awareness working along the sideline.
Very stiff. Average play speed. Does not adjust well to the ball even when placed in the right spot. Is easily rerouted and fazed by traffic. Not strong after the catch and makes few big plays. Has a case of the drops -- inconsistent hands. Lackadaisical route-runner and blocker. Inadequate on-field body language and temperament -- is usually at the back of the line in practice drills and does not exhibit urgency in his play or leadership traits in the locker room. Reprimanded by the Big 12 for a late hit on a defender's knees after the whistle vs. Iowa State.
A big, long, athletic receiver with inconsistent hands and questionable toughness and effort. Displays starter-caliber physical traits, yet his playing demeanor and approach turn off many evaluators and could force his draft status to sink. Is at his best outside the numbers as an "X" receiver.