Levonte “Kermit” Whitfield has announced that he has decommitted from the University of Miami. The Hurricanes were looking for Whitfield to become part of their receiving crew after he committed to the school in May. “I just want to go through the process,” Whitfield said. “All the other schools stopped [recruiting] because I committed. I just want to see where I might fit in. This is the hardest decision I’ve ever made … wherever I go, though, Miami will still be my school, Sometimes you just gotta face reality and open up your options.”
Whitfield says he is a lifelong Miami Hurricanes fan but he was unhappy with the lack of communications with the Canes coaching staff. “I’ve been down there like three or four times … once for a camp and once for their junior day. They all showed me a lot of love,” Whitfield said. “But I haven’t talked to them anytime recent. I contacted coach O’Donnell the receivers coach, and he never replied to my message on Facebook.”
He is hoping to get some interest from Florida State where his cousin Marvin Bracy will play as a freshman this season.
When Whitfield committed to the Hurricanes in May of 2011 he said that he hoped Bracy would do the same. “It would be cool to be on the same team.” But Bracy chose the Seminoles.
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