Each year most states have prospects that seem to come out of nowhere and shock coaches with their athleticism. One such player in North Carolina has analysts and coaches alike buzzing over his seemingly limitless potential.
Quarterback Cameron Sexton hasn't been talked about as one of North Carolina's top prospects too often yet, but it's about time that he got his due. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound passer from Laurinburg (N.C.) Scotland County runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds and has a great arm.
"I think most people are impressed with my versatility more than anything," said Sexton. "A lot of young high school quarterbacks with my kind of speed want to take the snap and try to beat everyone with their legs. I'm not like that. If the play is a pass, I'm always looking to pass unless I absolutely have to move out of the pocket. I'm most comfortable standing back there and looking over the field, and I think college coaches appreciate that."
Coaches certainly have taken notice, as schools like Clemson, Virginia, NC State, North Carolina and others are already sending mail to Sexton, hoping to get a firm footing on his list of favorites.
"Right now I'm focusing on becoming a better player," he said. "Ideally I'd stay kind of close to home, but I'm not really setting any limits like that yet. I would like to play in a wide open offense though, just to showcase my skills. I had about 1,700 yards passing and 12 touchdowns, and I want those numbers to be up next year. I'll take visits and talk to coaches and do all that, but that will all fall into place and become a lot easier once I get my first offer. Then I'll start to think about where I want to go to college."
Sexton earned all-state honors as a junior, and is in a good position to repeat next year.