"Coach told me I couldn't play basketball the rest of my life -- or at least until I got out of FSU," Sexton said and laughed.
Sexton has nearly recovered from a severe right ankle sprain suffered two months ago while playing hoops with friends. Sexton was injured when he landed awkwardly going for a rebound. His foot was placed in a walking boot.
"I am probably about 90 percent," Sexton said. "It's my plant foot when I throw. I was going up for a rebound and I just came down wrong. Plus, I had some teeth pulled. I lost some weight but I am putting it back on. I want to put on about 15 more pounds this summer. I want to be around 205 to 210."
Sexton, a redshirt freshman, and fellow quarterback Fabian Walker have been directing the Seminoles' throw-and-catch sessions with receivers. FSU opened its summer workouts last week under the supervision of strength and conditioning coach Jon Jost.
"It's been great," Sexton. "We had close to 60 guys the first day, and that's even before everyone is required to come back."
Sexton, son of FSU running backs coach Billy Sexton, made a nice impression on teammates and the coaching staff during spring drills. In fact, he saw plenty of action with the second team behind starter Chris Rix since Fabian Walker was out following shoulder surgery.
At the moment, Sexton is concentrating on improving his arm strength.
"I am just getting back into throwing," Sexton said.
"I tried to rest my arm after spring. Now I've been throwing every third day, trying to get my arm back into shape. Once everybody gets back on the (June 23rd), I will start throwing every day to get it ready. Two-a-days is really a grind. That's something I noticed (last year), especially coming from high school. We never threw anything like we did during two-a-days. After about two or three days of two-a-days, my arm was gone (laughing). You just have to get your arm ready."
Sexton also feels much more comfortable with the Seminoles' scheme and what's expected of him -- on the football field and not the basketball court, of course.
"I am lot more comfortable," Sexton said. "Instead of coming out here and being anxious and not being completely relaxed -- I was worried last year am I going to be as good as I think I am or am I going to measure up to these guys? Now I can start taking a leadership role. When you come out here for your first time, you really can't tell people what to do. 'Pick it up man.' It's like, 'Who is this guy?' Now I feel much better and much more comfortable and I am ready to get things rolling."