Spurrier's Call Confuses Sexton's Recruitment

Cam Sexton

With his senior season over, Laurinburg (N.C.) Scotland dual-threat quarterback Cameron Sexton was finally making progress with his college decision. That all changed yesterday when the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder received a phone call from his idol, new South Carolina head coach, Steve Spurrier.

"He called me about an hour or so after his press conference when he announced," explained Sexton. "He left me a message then called back last night. He said that he was going to take over my recruiting. We just talked about him wanting me to come to South Carolina and we talked a little football, and then talked about getting to know each other better."

They both plan to get to know each other better this upcoming Tuesday when Spurrier makes an in-house visit to Laurinburg to see Sexton.

Sexton is a big Spurrier fan, so to receive a call from the "Ol' Ball Coach" certainly excited the Scout.com three-star prospect.

"It was cool when I checked my voicemail and Steve Spurrier left a message," remarked Sexton. "He's looking for a quarterback and to know that he called me wanting me to come play for him is pretty much a big deal."

Before Spurrier's call, Sexton had narrowed his list to a solid final five: North Carolina, N.C. State, Florida State, Clemson and Virginia Tech. Now, his recruitment is further blurred and the Gamecocks now have a firm chance in the Sexton Sweepstakes.

"I'm not sure right now," stated Sexton in regards to his favorites. "I have been thinking about it a lot and I don't know what's going to happen now. I plan on making my decision next week. I guess you can say it would make it six schools. I'm going to look at them and hear what he [Coach Spurrier] has to say and think about it and see if I want to think about it a little longer or go ahead and commit."

Sexton will be graduating in December and enrolling in his chosen school in January. His early graduation puts a rush on his decision making process, which is why Sexton hopes to have his mind made up sometime next week.

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