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4-star WR Brenen Thompson names Texas in top 3

The explosive in-state talent in down to just three options.

Nick Harris - 247Sports

The Texas Longhorns are now a key step closer to potentially landing one of the nation’s most dynamic receiver prospects, as Spearman product Brenan Thompson named Steve Sarkisian’s program in his top three on Friday.

Joining Texas in the running down the stretch are Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.

After previously surviving the cut in late June, Alabama, Clemson, and Oregon were left out of the mix this time around.

The four-star talent has long been a key target for the Longhorns, and he unofficially visited Austin in June for a big Texas recruiting event. Elsewhere, Thompson spent his summer taking official visits to Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Oregon, and as of now, only Texas is in line for one of his final two official trips, as he’ll return to the Forty Acres on Sept. 18 when Texas hosts Rice.

Of course, that visit could go a long way towards ultimately deciding whether or not Texas ultimately comes out on top for the speedy Thompson. As is, his Crystal Ball is split with two picks each for Texas and Clemson.

As is, the 2022 Texas class is ranked No. 11 nationally and headlines the Big 12, but it includes just one wide receiver pledge in Lewisville’s Armani Winfield. Thompson is considered a key piece of that ideal receiver corps and for good reason.

Ahead of his senior season, the 5’10, 165-pound Thompson is ranked as the nation’s No. 87 player and as the No. 11 receiver, per the 247Sports Composite.