Five in five: WR Thompson snags spot at Florida

Head coach Will Muschamp’s recruiting classes grew by a member for the fifth-straight day when two/three-star wide receiver Chris Thompson (Gainesville, FL) accepted his scholarship offer and committed to the Florida Gators.

A local product who has badly wanted to play for the Gators for quite some time, Thompson is considered an underrated but talented recruit who may be a projectbut has blazing fast speed (4.37-second 40-yard dash) and an extremely high ceiling.

He attended Florida’s Friday Night Lights camp last week and turned heads with his performance; so much so that it gave Muschamp and offensive coordinator Brent Pease reason to make his dream come true and offer him a scholarship on Monday.

Thompson is ranked as a two-star prospect by Rivals and three-star recruit by ESPN. His only previous notable offers were from Florida Atlantic, Marshall, UMass and Utah.

He is the fourth wide receiver to commit to UF this recruiting cycle, joining four-stars Ahmad Fulwood (Jacksonville, FL) and Rodney Adams (St. Petersburg, FL) and three-star Marqui Hawkins (Columbus, GA).

The Gators now have 21 commitments for 2013 including 10 on the offensive side of the ball. Thompson is the 15th member of his class from the state of Florida and fourth to commit to UF for the 2013 season since Thursday.

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10 Responses to “Five in five: WR Thompson snags spot at Florida”

  1. Conky 3000 says:

    Happy for Chris. Performed well in camp.

  2. Tractorr says:

    A guy can learn to run routes and catch balls. He can’t ever learn speed. He clearly has the physical gifts now it is up to Chris and how much he wants it.

    Welcome to the Gator Nation!

  3. Daniel M. says:

    I’ll trade DT for CT any day of the week.

  4. scooterp says:

    I hear ya Adam. But Deonte was 5 stars. If Chris turns out to be Deonte and is our 3rd, 4th or 5th option in the passing game I’de say we did pretty good. Lets mot forget this kid is from G’ville, we can’t forget about our own and reach for some kid in Indiana. He is our 4th, so I’m ok with it and good for him.

  5. Tractorr says:

    They “can” learn those things. Doesn’t mean they will.

  6. GatorCooken says:

    Spot on AS

  7. G2 says:

    Looks like the kid has moves and speed, got a good feeling about him.

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