Florida 2013 signee Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson

School: Gainesville

Hometown: Gainesville, Fla.

Position: Wide Receiver

Height: 6-foot

Weight: 170 pounds

GC Composite Ranking: NR

Recruited by: Brent Pease

Notable: Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds, a scorching time he recorded during a camp at Florida Atlantic this past summer. Earned a scholarship offer from Florida three days after impressing coaches during UF’s Friday Night Lights Camp on July 27. Verbally committed shortly after receiving the offer after a meeting with coach Will Muschamp in his office on July 30, 2012. A three-star prospect by national recruiting networks, Thompson also received scholarship offers from Florida Atlantic, Marshall, Massachusetts and Utah. Thompson caught a team-high 37 passes for 814 yards and six touchdowns in helping GHS reach the regional finals as a junior.

Quotable: “I have been a Florida fan since the time I was a little boy. They are my hometown school and the stadium is in my back yard. So it has been a dream to play for the Gators.” — Thompson told GatorCountry.com