The 6-foot-4, 256-pound sophomore from Warminster, Pennsylvania, was one of the top tight end recruits in 2012. But he played in just three games over two years with the Gators, missing time with foot injuries.
Florida sports information director Steve McClain says ''we granted permission for schools to contact Colin. The SEC approved a medical exemption for him in May, and we will share that information with the other institutions.''
Thompson reportedly visited Penn State on Thursday.