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Gator TE reportedly transferring to Temple

Colin Thompson

Temple has added a late-in-the-offseason transfer pickup from the top conference in college football, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Tuesday.

Citing multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, the Philadelphia Daily News reports that tight end Colin Thompson has transferred into the Owls football program. Officials from neither Temple nor Florida, where Thompson spent the past two seasons, have confirmed the player’s addition to/departure from their respective rosters.

No reason was given for the departure, although a search for playing time would be a good place to start.

It was reported last month that Thompson would be looking to transfer to a school closer to his home in Warminster, Penn. Thompson visited Penn State before apparently opting for Temple, while Stanford, UCF and Villanova all expressed some level of interest in his services.

A four-star member of the Gators’ 2012 recruiting class, Thompson was rated as the No. 6 tight end in the country and the No. 5 player at any position in the state of Pennsylvania. He played in three games, all last seasons, during his time in Gainesville, and didn’t catch a pass in his brief UF career.

A foot injury during summer camp of his true freshman season derailed the immediate impact Thompson was expected to make.

(Photo credit: Florida athletics)

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7 Responses to “Gator TE reportedly transferring to Temple”
  1. overratedgators says: Jul 22, 2014 10:39 PM

    Well, fortunately, 4-star or not, he’s a TE, so the Gators can simply backfill him with one of their many other highly talented offensive players.


  2. Straight Cash Homie says: Jul 22, 2014 10:47 PM

    “No reason was given for the departure”

    Guess he wasn’t willing to do the standard murder before you play they require down there.

  3. kaspauf says: Jul 23, 2014 7:49 AM

    He had injury issues and felt he needed a fresh start, sitting out another year to recover from his injury will be good for him so stating ‘no reason given’ may actually be a good thing instead of hearing about a player getting arrested or not meeting requirements academically.

  4. seminolez says: Jul 23, 2014 8:20 AM

    “Temple has added a late-in-the-offseason transfer pickup from the top conference in college football”


    Right, but he comes off one of the worst teams in the country last year…

  5. cubano76 says: Jul 23, 2014 9:10 AM


  6. swampcannons says: Jul 23, 2014 10:25 AM

    Steve Addazio is now @ Temple and was UFs OC when Thompson was recruited. He wouldn’t see much playing time as incoming graduate transfer Jake McGee will most likely be the starter this season.

  7. rcl1976 says: Jul 24, 2014 1:42 AM

    Pretty sure Addazio is at Boston College now.

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