Texas WR Brenen Thompson to run track this spring

Texas wide receiver Brenen Thompson is a speedy talent. It appears he will be putting his speed to good use as he runs with the Texas Track & Field team this spring.

Thompson undoubtedly will add value to the track team. Albeit, it could come at a cost to his ability to push for a prominent role on the football team this season.

It appears Thompson will not be able to participate in spring football in the next couple weeks. The move doesn’t hurt the already loaded Texas wide receiver room so much as it hurts the speedster’s chances to climb the depth chart.

Certainly, it’s Thompson’s prerogative to choose how he spends the offseason. The Texas staff knew his passion for running before he joined the team. Nevertheless, players who are able to participate in the spring sessions might earn tiebreakers on the depth chart if a depth battle is close.

Texas begins spring practice on March 6.

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire