Curry Sexton, from Abilene, Kansas, could leave this summer to start his college career. He was…
Coach Spotlight: Curry Sexton
"Curry came in as a freshman and played for us right away at free safety," said Abilene head coach Jeff Geist. "We knew he was going to be a special athlete with his intelligence and natural God-given ability." When Sexton's career was over at Abilene he left with the most points scored in a season (152) in the school's history, and the schools all-time leading rusher. Coach Geist thinks he could have done even more. "We used him half the time at quarterback his junior season," Geist said. "As a senior he played every game at quarterback. But I think he easily could have been the school's all-time leader in interceptions. There were quite a few times where he could have made the pick, but batted it down on 4th down to give us better field position. He plays with that kind of intelligence and unselfishness." Curry Sexton accepted a scholarship offer from K-State over scholarship offers from Air Force, Wyoming, and Harvard. Quite a whiz in the classroom, Sexton had almost a 4.0 GPA in his high school studies. "It was a dream of his to go to K-State forever," said Coach Geist. "Also the coaching staff was real good to him. He's been up to their spring practices. He stays in close contact with the Kansas State coaches." Recruited to K-State by receivers coach, Michael Smith, K-State plans to start Sexton out as a wide receiver. "He's not your big 6-3, 6-4 receiver," Geist said. "He's 6-0, 190, but he's flippin' fast. I think the intelligence he shows for the game will be his biggest asset at the next level along with his athleticism. He plays smart football and will find a way to get in the right spot to make a play." Abilene had a good year at 9-2 making it to the regional finals in the state playoffs. Geist says the biggest thing he'll miss from Sexton is his leadership ability. "He's shown great leadership here," said Geist. "His friends all look up to him. He's a very goal-oriented person who knows what he wants and strives to make it happen. There are no negatives with Curry, question marks or red flags. He's an exceptional person who makes good decisions." Curry Sexton was a four year starter at Abilene wearing No. 10 for the Cowboys. As a senior he rushed 129 times for 1,232 yards from the quarterback or 'Wildcat' position. He also made 18 catches for 438 yards and seven touchdowns. He had 91 tackles on defense, six interceptions, four pass breakups, and one fumble recovery. Geist also called on him to return punts and kickoffs. Sexton was named All-League three times during his career. As a senior he was named All-State (4A) by The Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital-Journal. He plans to grayshirt and join the Wildcat football program in spring of 2011.
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