ESPN 150 ATH Levonte Whitfield picks FSU

Speedy ESPN 150 athlete Levonte Whitfield (Orlando, Fla./Jones) became the second commitment to join the Seminoles 2013 class in as many days with his announcement on Monday.

The 5-foot-9, 176-pound prospect chose the Seminoles over Clemson, Florida, Miami, Ohio State and West Virginia.

"I like FSU," Whitfield said. "I think Coach Jimbo [Fisher] can get them back to their old level."

Whitfield put on a good showing at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for the Champion Gridiron Kings event in late July, showcasing top-class pace that made it difficult for defenders to account for.

He's the also the second FSU commitment in as many years to be a quality track athlete from Orlando -- following Boone High School's Marvin Bracy from the class of 2012.

"Track is important to me, too," he said. "They have a strong program."

Whitfield, who sports "Kermit" as a nickname, becomes the Seminoles 18th pledge following ESPN 300 defensive end Davin Bellamy's (Chamblee, Ga./Chamblee) commitment Saturday afternoon. The two prospects give Florida State 12 commits in the ESPN 300.