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Dear Deonte: What are you thinking?

GAINESVILLE -- An upstart Internet website dedicated to covering the University of Miami reported on Monday that Deonte Thompson is unhappy at Florida and might be considering a transfer to The U. ... Nice try U guys.

It's true that Thompson hasn't set foot onto Florida Field for a game yet, but that doesn't mean he's disgruntled and ready to transfer to Coral Gables. The truth of the matter is you're more likely to start a fire underwater with a flashlight than to ever see Thompson at Miami. Thompson's roommate Major Wright indicated to reporters after practice on Monday that Thompson is fine. (And didn't Thompson jilt Miami at the 11th hour in February and sign with the Gators?)

Hey, Major. Since reporters can't speak with Deonte until he plays a game, do me a favor and pass this message onto your roommate.

Dear Deonte:

You're probably a little upset that you've been glued to the bench like a wad of forgotten bubble gum, especially when every other freshmen on the team is running around making plays. Even back-up receiver David Nelson played 30 plays against Tennessee. And still you sat and watched.

Look, kid, if you haven't figured it out already, I'll spell it out. You are going to be R-E-D-S-H-I-R-T-E-D. Take this as a compliment. Florida wants you to be the next Percy Harvin. And everyone knows that there can't be two Percy Harvins at the same time. Redshirting is not a bad thing and if you had any sense in your brain you would be happy to get any extra year at Florida. Take the time to actually learn how to catch a football and run a proper route. These are things Percy didn't know how to do last year.

And, hey, at the rate Florida's receivers are pulling up lame, your coaches won't even get to redshirt you at all. Andre Caldwell (knee) is going to miss the Ole Miss game and Riley Cooper (ankle) might not play either.

The season is only three games old. Your college football career is only three games old. Keep doing what you have been doing (working hard) and everything will work itself out.

-jo-

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This kid is bolting to Miami. Mark my words!!!

GOOD RIDDANCE DEONTE. WE DON'T WANT OR NEED YOU ANYWAY!!!!! HAVE A NICE LIFE!

I'd rather play for Randy Shannon than Urban Meyer ANY DAY OF THE WEEK. At least the U is like a family! This kid made a bad decision on signing day and now has the opportunity to correct it. Smart move to go to the U. They are the Fla team of the future. He'll be starting next year!

at least he'll start at Miami...

Urban won't EVER sign your release to go to Miami. You're here to stay. SORRY!!!!

Did the reporter really spell "Since" as "Sense"?!??!?!? Wow.

I've seen what Deonte practice, he's sick. It must be hard for him to be sidelined. But red shirting is well worth it! He will blow up next year. There are a few freshman that have had their red shirts burned that that might wish they had an extra year when it is all said and done (Rainey). And why transfer to the U? There is no guarantee playing time will be any more with all the talent they claim to gathering. Continue to practice hard, and you'll be a stud in the SEC.

" I'd rather play for Randy Shannon than Urban Meyer ANY DAY OF THE WEEK."

Is it just me or are Miami fans really that stupid. There team sucks and will continue to suck for a couple of years. They beat FIU by 2 TD's, FIU!, and they still think they are good. I just love the fact that USF is ranked and Miami did not get a single vote in the polls. Wake up canes fans your team SUCKS!

I'm a USC fan and I'd still rather play UF next year than Miami. Miami is a powerhouse institution that is rebuilding. UF is a streaky team that has peaked for now and will no doubt lose out on Florida high school talent to Miami for the years to come.

Plus, what high school kid would ever choose to play for Urban Meyer over Randy Shannon? Not gonna happen.

I'M NOT A MIAMI FAN, ACOLLAZO. I'M JUST STATING THE OBVIOUS: KIDS WOULD MUCH RATHER PLAY FOR SHANNON THAN MEYER. THAT IS WHY THE U HAS A MAJOR EDGE ON FLORIDA RECRUITS FOR NEXT YEAR. WAKE UP BUDDY.

Sorry Mike but I think the coach with the last 2 top recruiting classes has a better shot at landing top kids. Aside from Shannon recruiting well in Miami, I still think the coach with the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP is going to get more highly touted kids, just ask Deonte who "jilted Miami at the 11th hour in February and signed with the Gators"

FIRST OFF, IF IT WAS BASED ON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, USC WOULD BE GETTING THE TOP KIDS EVERY YEAR - WHICH THEY DON'T. AND IM LOOKING FORWARD, NOT BACKWARDS. LOOK AT MIAMI'S COMMITS AND UF'S COMMITS, FOR NEXT YEAR. THE EVIDENCE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. SO ENJOY THE HIGH TIMES AT UF NOW B/C EVERYONE KNOWS THEY'RE GOING TO BE SHORT-LIVED. YOU CAN START TO SEE THE SIGNS (I.E., RECRUITING STATS FOR NEXT YR).

AND IF YOU'RE SERIOUSLY TAKING THE POSITION THAT KIDS WOULD RATHER PLAY FOR URBAN MEYER THAN RANDY SHANNON, YOU ARE SO FAR OUT OF TOUCH WITH HIGH SCHOOL RECRUITS THESE DAYS THAT YOU SHOULD PROBABLY STOP COMMENTING ON THIS ISSUE...

i am a fan of the U and personally i don't want deonte.shannon has a pretty hard stance on transfers anyway so i doubt it would happen even if deonte said pretty please.this happens all the time,kids get caught up in the hype,listen to people they really shouldn't listen to and then god forbid an 18 y/o kid makes a bad decision.did he really think he would start or even play this season when you guys are loaded at that position?and yes we are loading up on talent,give us 2years an we'll be right back in the thick of things.i'll give it to ya'll,you should beat us next year but we've seen how that has worked out.and finally...i really hate your coach.why on earth would you as a national championship coach tell one of our recruits that he'll never get the ball because of how bad our offense is right now?how low can you get-kick us while we're down urben-good job.that's why players in south fla and most other parts of fla wanna pay for shannon-he's straight forward and honest and only wants U if U really want to be there.if ur coach keeps it up,i see ya'll being in our shoes in less than 3years.

and yeah,we might not be the offensive juggernaut that your team is used to,but give us a good QB which my god how were either one of our QB's so highly touted in the first place is beyond me-maybe it was coker that just really effed up their confidence,who knows.but remember we beat you with brock berlin-BROCK BERLIN.imagine what marve is gonna do to U next year-should be good 2 former fla mr football guys goin at it.btw-KEEP YOUR DIRTY LYING SACK OF SHYT TEETH OFF OUR RECRUITS URBEN CRYER.thank you and good day sir.

Alan,

Sorry for the typo. I must have been pretty tired last night (since I had no sense) to have written that.

-jo-

USC Fan the recruiting season ends in Feb. Talk then you idiot. Florida has had top two classes the last two years! Bringing in about 25-27 commits. We dont need that many anymore and it lets us be selective of who we do bring in which will be top level talent. Stick to the west coast where the football IQ is more to your level.

The great thing about UM fans is that none of them actually went to UM, and most likely any University for that matter. But that does explain how moronic you all are. I hope Miami gets better, so they stop embarrassing the state of Florida football. It is nice that Randy Shannon is playing the "i'm black, you're black" card in order to trick recruits into giving early commitments. And I know you all have noticed that a lot of those "early commitments" are already considering second options. Especially as UM's season continues funneling down the tube. Good luck though, you guys really, really need it.

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