FSU chasing Miami commitment

Kermit Whitfield was a very early commitment for the University of Miami in their 2013 class. Now, Florida State is hot on his trail. Read on to see everything he's saying.

While Orlando (Fla) Jones receiver Kermit Whitfield remains committed to the Miami Hurricanes, two new schools -- Florida State and South Carolina -- have been showing recent interest.

Whitfield, 5-foot-8 and 155 pounds, expressed a mutual interest in Florida State, but says he has yet to learn much about the out-of-state school, South Carolina.

"I like Florida State a lot," Whitfield said. "They have a championship program, they produce athletes, and they have a good academic program too. I don't really know much about South Carolina."

Still, his commitment to the Miami Hurricanes holds strong, as he anticipates big things in the program's future.

"My commitment to Miami was all love. They've been my favorite school since I was six years old. My relationship is good with the coaches. They did really good on signing day -- top 10, I think."

The talented receiver, who is one of the fastest players in the entire 2013 class nationally, is sold on coach Al Golden and his vision at Miami.

"I'm confident in Coach Golden. I think he's really trying to do something at Miami."

Whitfield, who plans to take all five visits, talked a little about what he is most looking forward to this upcoming spring and summer.

"Me getting bigger, stronger, faster, staying healthy, and taking it to the next level."

The Miami Hurricanes will be looking forward to that too from the talented receiver, who finished his junior season with 10 catches for 226 yards and four touchdowns while missing a few games because of an ankle injury.


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