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Texas Longhorns WR John Burt named one of college football's 16 fastest players

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The rising sophomore qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 110-meter hurdles.

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The Texas Longhorns roster now belongs almost entirely to Charlie Strong, and it's loaded with talent. For just one example, look at rising sophomore wide receiver John Burt, who has been named one of college football's fastest 16 players by NFL.com.

The list, compiled by Chase Goodbread, is part of a "16 for '16" series and coincides with the U.S. Olympic Team Track and Field Trials starting later this week.

Here's what Goodbread had to say about Burt:

Burt qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 110-meter hurdles event earlier this month, one of only two freshmen to do so. He ran a 14.32 there, but had a 13.91 time to finish as the runner-up in the Big 12 meet. In the fall, Burt showed plenty of promise as a young wide receiver for the Longhorns, starting every game and leading the team in receiving yards (457) and yards per catch (16.3).

With three years of eligibility remaining, Burt still has plenty of time to sharpen his game and become even more dangerous. The 6'3, 189-pound player from Tallahassee was ranked as the No. 19 wide receiver in the nation according to Rivals and also made the Big 12 commissioner's honor roll last fall. His 457 yards in 2015 was good for sixth all-time among Longhorn freshmen.

Other names of note on the 16 for 16 list include Baylor receiver KD Cannon and Cal running back Khalfani Muhammad.