Jones senior Levonte Whitfield becomes the newest member of the Florida State football recruiting class. Whitfield, also known as Kermit, is a two way sports star for the Tigers and one of the top ranked sprinters in the country. He chose the Seminoles over offers from Ohio State, Miami, and a host of other schools. He says overall it was the best fit for him.
"I fell in love with the atmosphere. I had help narrowing it down between FSU and Ohio State. It was a gut feeling so I went with my first instinct. FSU showed me the most love out of all the schools besides Ohio State, but it also stands out more because they have a great track program. I'm looking forward to having a great time and the time of my life when I step on campus."
Originally, a University of Miami commit, Whitfield decomitted from the Canes and opened up the recruiting process once again. Kermit brings a lot to the football table in terms of speed, but he can also run great routes and catch the ball very well. On the track, he has a personal best time of 10.21 in the 100 meters and 6.71 seconds in the 60 meter dash. As a junior, he won the prestigious Dream 100 in New York City as well as repeat state championships in the 100 meter dash, and a 60 meter indoor title at the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle. He won the 200 as a junior and finished second as a sophomore.
At FSU, Whitfield will have the privilege of working with one of the top sprint coaches in the nation in Ken Harnden. Argro says being a young coach Harnden can relate easily with the kids and that will help make his transition to the next level a smooth one. All in all, he says it should be a perfect situation for Whitfield.
"It should be a great thing. I'm so proud of those two (Levonte and Marvin) at the men they've become, and what they will be. I love those two to death and it's way bigger then sports. They know I'll always be Coach Rck to them and my expectations will not change. I expect greatness from them on and off the field. Nothing less.