Six remain for Whitfield

BRADENTON, Fla. - Three-star wide receiver Levonte Whitfield from Orlando (Fla.) Jones flashed his elite speed during Saturday's portion of the IMG 7-on-7 National Championship. That speed has led to a number of options for the 5-foot-9, 168-pound slot receiver, but he has just six schools in the running for his services at this time.
"I have narrowed it down," Whitfield said. "FSU, Miami, Ohio State, West Virginia, Florida, and Clemson."
Whitfield, who claims no clear-cut leader and doesn't have a specific order to his final six, shared his thoughts on each school.
Miami: "They are still my favorite school. I love Miami. That is the school I have always been a fan of."
Florida State: "Florida State is where my cousin (Marvin Bracy) is going, so they have an upper-hand. I like the chemistry and history they have."
Ohio State: "It is a great city and they have a great coaching staff. I know they are going to turn out to be very good this year."
West Virginia: "Great program that spreads the ball around and they put up points."
Florida: "It is a great school. I have visited there a lot of times - it is a great school with a great campus and a great coaching staff. They have speed and they spread the ball around a lot."
Clemson: "They are another program that spreads the ball around and puts up a lot of points. They have Sammy Watkins and I think me and him would be a great duo."
According to Whitfield, all six schools are recruiting him as a slot receiver.
He recently took a visit to check out one of his finalists.
"I went to Ohio State last week," Whitfield said. "The visit up there was good. They showed me love. We talked about how they would use me. They showed me the playbook, the position I would be playing and the plays I would be running.
"I have been dealing with Coach Urban Meyer and Stan Drayton," Whitfield added. "They have told me they will use me like they used Percy (Harvin at Florida). I know they will get me the ball."
Whitfield, who is participating in Nike's The Opening in early July, said he may camp at Florida State in July. Other visits will likely have to wait until he takes official visits.
With regards to making a decision, he isn't working with a specific timeline.
"I really don't know right now," Whitfield said.