Florida State Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher has added more talent to his ever-growing 2013 recruiting class with a commitment from Levonte “Kermit” Whitfield.
Whitfield, an athletic 5-9, 176 pound receiver from Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, chose Florida State over Clemson, Florida, Miami, Ohio State and West Virginia. One of Whitfield’s strongest assets is his speed, posting a 10.47 100-meter as a Sophomore, and he should be a dangerous weapon for a Seminoles team that was ranked 33rd overall in passing yards last season.
The versatile Whitfield also shows solid skills on the defensive end of the ball; while slightly undersized, Whitfield has reportedly demonstrated that he can be a tough tackler.
He will still need to hit the weight room a bit before being able to be a solid contributor for Florida State, but his speed and agility give him a great foundation to build from. Look for Florida State to use him as a slot receiver next season and potentially at cornerback as well. His physical skill set also makes him a potential candidate to serve the Seminoles in the return game.
ESPN.com granted the young athlete four stars and a recruiting grade of 84, listing him as their 113th overall recruit nationwide. 247sports also gave the wide receiver four stars and a recruiting grade of 90, while Rivals awarded him only three stars.