Dolphins coach Joe Philbin had California’s Keenan Allen draw up plays on the board during an interview.
“The connection was there,” Allen said of his meeting with Philbin.
Thompkins, who is training in South Florida, also huddled with the Dolphins and has been asked back for a visit to the team’s training facility. And Stedman Bailey
— who played his high school ball at Miramar before joining Austin at West Virginia — said he will work out at the team’s local pro day, which will presumably be held in early April.
• Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas alum Gio Bernard
played just two years at North Carolina — he tore his ACL during training camp in his freshman year — but said durability should not be a concern for teams considering drafting him.
“I’m still on the field; I’m still producing,” said Bernard, who rushed for 1,228 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2012.
Bernard has been invited to participate in the Dolphins’ local prospect day but is undecided on whether he will do so.