Speedy WR explains Miami situation

Kermit Whitfield is one of the state's top wide receiver prospects and is the fastest player in the 2013 class in Florida. Read on to see what the Jones High standout is saying about Miami, the recruiting process, and more.

Kermit Whitfield has been busy doing track in recent weeks but took some time away to participate in the Nike Camp in Orlando last weekend.

"I got a great experience there," Whitfield said. "There was great competition. I had some call outs. I faced some good defensive backs and I learned some stuff about my routes."

Whitfield, who is one of the nation's top track performers in both the 100m and 200m events, will continue doing that as he works back into spring football this month. He talked about the latest with recruiting.

"I mean, I'm still at it but I wanted to go through the process, pick up new offers, and take my visits," he said when asked about why he de-committed from Miami recently.

"I still talk to Coach McDonald," he said. "He just says good luck in track meets and how they'd love to have me back on the (commitment list)."

The standout receiver, 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds, committed to the Hurricanes last season after growing up a Miami fan. He talked about the season he thinks they'll have in 2012.

"I think they're gonna have a great season. I think Al Golden is doing a great job recruiting and they're getting a lot of good players back in there."

Aside from the Canes, who else is Whitfield interested in?

"I wanna check out Florida State, Clemson, and West Virginia," he said. "Them and Miami are the main ones I'm looking at and talking to right now."

Finally, he talked about what he'll be looking for in a school.

"The football program and academics and the then the track program too because I'll be doing both," he said.

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