"I did commit to Florida," Thompson said. "I love the environment there and I got along with all the players and coaches. I also felt comfortable in Gainesville.
"I will play tight end and to me it really doesn't matter so as long as I can play. I have good hands and good feet. I am quick off the ball and can use my height to my advantage. They're losing Ben (Troupe) and he is a very good player. I have some big shoes to fill. There is no doubt about that."
Thompson is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He didn't sign with anyone out of high school but Wisconsin tried to get him this time.
"It was hard because Coach (Barry) Alvarez recruited me in high school and they kind of stayed in touch."
Thompson will sign with the Gators on Wednesday and enroll in January.