One spot where most Texas A&M Football fans can sense the Aggies are in need of more depth is at wide receiver. After the departure of Devin Price and Chris Marshall to the transfer portal, the Aggies were bolstered by the return of Ainias Smith for his final year of eligibility, but the position still feels thin. True freshmen Raymond Cottrell and Micah Tease are already on campus and second-year man Noah Thomas is, by all accounts, turning heads this spring. It’s enough to make fans feel good but not great about depth at the position—of course, after the injury woes of last fall, most fans wouldn’t feel great unless the Aggies went three-deep with starter-level talent at every position.
Such a situation is, of course, unrealistic. However, a name Texas A&M football fans should definitely be familiar with has recently entered his name into the portal. Brenen Thompson, one of the few misses the Aggie recruiting staff had from the 2022 cycle, has apparently decided to leave Austin for greener pastures. Thompson is a certified burner with legit track speed, an archetype that the Aggies could certainly use in their receiving corps.
Reports like the one above have been surfacing ever since the news broke that Thompson would be leaving Austin. The Texas A&M football staff is obviously very familiar with Thompson, as he is with them. One of the best things about this staff, as we saw with David Hicks and other recruits, is that they don’t leave recruiting relationships with poor form; they stick around and keep things friendly even if the recruit’s decision doesn’t go in their favor. Times like now is when that strategy can pay off.
Of course, Thompson isn’t in the boat yet. He may not hop in at all. He’s exactly the type of player that this Texas A&M football team could really use, however. It’s about time Jimbo and crew start turning up the heat in the portal, and Thompson could be the first domino to fall.