Florida State Football: Jimbo Fisher Continues Success with 4-Star WR Commitment

Michael Felder@InTheBleachersNational CFB Lead WriterAugust 13, 2012

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 26:  Coach Jimbo Fisher of the Florida State Seminoles directs play against the Florida Gators  November 26, 2011 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Everyone has their eyes on USC, Michigan, Alabama and Florida for the 2013 recruiting national title. Those four schools are tearing up the trail and putting bodies in the boat as they try to get even more talent into their programs.

However, one school that is still pushing, slowly amassing a solid class, is Florida State. The Seminoles have 18 commitments, and they are in the running for several other big recruits. 

That 18th commitment was a big one, as the Orlando Sentinel's Coley Harvey reported the Seminoles offense got a pledge from wide receiver Levonte Whitfield.

Whitfield pulls out an #FSU hat out of his jacket, and commits to #FSUorlandosentinel.com/videogallery/7…

— Coley Harvey (@os_coleyharvey) August 13, 2012

Whitfield made headlines in March when he decided to re-open his commitment after previously committing to Miami. The Seminoles' in-state rivals' loss is their gain, as the speedster, known by folks in his parts as Kermit, looks to add some fire power to Jimbo Fisher's scheme.

Great get for Fisher.

Like Dabo Swinney at Clemson, Fisher is set on restoring success to his team—both on the field and on the recruiting trail. The coach is a year removed from a monster class that ranked second in the nation, according to 247Sports, and he's following it up with another top-15-caliber class.

It seems, as long as he can keep his coaches in the fold, it is only a matter of time before success on the big stage returns to Tallahassee.

This year, the Seminoles start in the top 10 again, with an experienced defense, offense and a quarterback who can steer them in the right direction.

Off the field, Fisher's success is clear. Now he has to focus on the season and help get his team to the next level on the field.