3 Texas football freshmen standing out early in summer workouts

Agiye Hall, Texas Football (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
Agiye Hall, Texas Football (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /
2 of 3

Brenen Thompson, WR

Among the most notable summer enrollees for Sark and the Longhorns staff is the insanely speedy and elusive former four-star Spearman (TX) wide receiver recruit and incoming freshman Brenen Thompson. Texas is truly getting a wideout that can make an impact on multiple sides of the ball right away if Thompson can prove he’s ready to handle the spotlight in summer workouts and fall camp.

And it certainly appears that Thompson is making the necessary impression on the likes of Sark and new wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Brennan Marion so they can trust him with some key live-game reps this fall.

It’s hard to see a world where Sark, Marion, and the Longhorns don’t get Thompson at least 15-20 looks on offense (whether it be in the passing or the ground game on something like a jet sweep) if he continues to impress in summer workouts and on into fall camp. Thompson is just too explosive and agile for the Longhorns not to get the ball in his hands this fall.

An update for summer workouts from Inside Texas this week (paid content) indicates that Thompson is showing off some reliable hands and excellent toughness in workouts and 7-on-7s so far. That is excellent to hear that Thompson is already showing off what he can do in an effective manner against some stout competition in this talented receiving corps and against a load of former blue-chip defensive backs.

Thompson had a busy spring running track, including setting some state 3A records and winning multiple titles for Spearman. Given his busy spring, it would be easy to see how this adjustment would take some time for Thompson. But this transition process for Thompson appears to be anything but difficult during the summer semester.