There was a time when Orlando (Fla.) Jones High athlete Levonte “Kermit” Whitfield knew that he was going to be a Miami Hurricane. Now, after re-opening his recruitment, he has a top six and is visiting colleges to find out which one suits him best.
“Things are going good,” Whitfield said about the recruiting process. “West Virginia, Florida State, Miami, Clemson, Florida and Ohio State in no particular order. They have all offered.”
Whitfield, 5’9 and 165-pounds, recently took a trip to Columbus (OH) to see the Ohio State Buckeyes program.
“Ohio State, I just visited them,” Whitfield said. “It was very good. They showed me a good time. That is the only major sport in that town, so when you play for there you are like a pro, everyone shows you love.”
The Miami Hurricanes coaching staff is still in contact with the track star.
“I am still talking to them,” Whitfield said about the Hurricane program. “Coach (George) McDonald still sees what’s up with me. He’s just checking up on me.”
As far as a commitment date, Whitfield is “still undecided.” He also finished the last nine weeks with a 3.2 GPA, proving that he is putting in work off the field.
Part of Orlando Top Recruits, a 7-on-7 team coached by AG Waseem , Whitfield participated in the IMG National Championship. They faced elite teams from all over the country and made it deep into tournament play.