Summer is a time where many college recruits make a name for themselves at recruiting camps and combines. If a player performs at a high-level and impresses, they can expect several offers to come rolling their way.
Orlando (Fla.) wide receiver Levonte ‘Kermit’ Whitfield had that happen to him this summer. Whitfield shined at a number of combines and saw his recruitment sky rocket as a result.
Of the many offers Whitfield received, it was Florida State who nabbed the state of Florida’s 100-meter champ. He committed to the Seminoles on Monday to end his recruiting process and focus on his upcoming high school season.
Is Whitfield a track guy that plays football or a football guy that runs track?
In FSU’s case, they hope he is the football guy. They need the 5-foot-9 160-pound speedy wideout, who chose FSU over Ohio State, Miami and Clemson to come in and produce at a high level for the Seminole receiving corps.
The Noles’ haven’t had a 1,000 yard receiver since Anquan Boldin in 2002. Who would have ever thought Florida State would have gone a decade without one?
Whitfield chose FSU because of its closeness to his home of Orlando and the overall atmosphere in Tallahassee. His cousin Marvin Bracy also attends FSU.
Whitfield is FSU’s 18th commit and fourth wide receiver. While playing in the slot last season, he had 326 yards and four touchdowns. He’s considered a four-star athlete by Rivals.
Formerly a Miami commit, Whitfield is a nice pickup for the Noles’ who need more production at the wideout position.
Will Wilson is a writer for Rant Sports covering College Football and the Big Ten Conference.