Florida working to flip Miami Commit Bentavious Thompson

The Gators continue to pursue Bentavious Thompson. the three-star running back from South Florida attended UF's 7-on-7 camp on Friday night with his high school team, and he talks about where things stand with FightinGators.com.

Bentavious Thompson committed to Miami over a year ago, however, the Miami Southridge running back continues to see plenty of interest. The three-star 2017 playmaker holds offers from Florida, Louisville, LSU, Purdue, USF and UCF to name a few. According to Thompson both the Canes and the Gators are the two schools recruiting him the hardest. 

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On Friday, Thompson and his high school teammates participated in Florida's 7-on-7 tournament. 

"The [Florida] coaches they write me twitter and keep me updated with the upcoming season," he said. 

Thompson, although committed to the Hurricanes, is listening to what UF running backs coach, Tim Skipper, has to tell him about the Gators. "He talked to me a lot. He tells me what type of back I am and how I fit into the program. and he also talks to me how I carry the ball and stuff like that.

"I like the tradition at Florida," he added. "I like the way they move; they way they communicate-they move fast, talk fast, communicate." 

Thompson will continue to listen to schools in the coming months, however, he remains "90 percent committed" to Mark Richt and the Canes. 

"The program I love the program and the Miami tradition," he said. "My family was big on Miami growing up." 

He visited UCF on Saturday with his Miami Southridge squad. Thompson will visit several schools this summer, but he has no set trips at this time. 


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