Thaxton, who is one of the top linebacker prospects in the Southeast, got a change to talk with Coach Steele and Coach Bobby Bowden.
"Coach Steel is a real good coach and it looks like he knows what he's talking about," he said. "I like Coach Bowden. He knows my area of the country real well. I was impressed with Florida State. They are definitely in my top five."
What makes the Hart County linebacker so special?
"My coach says I nose for the ball," he said. "I think I have some pretty good instincts."
Thaxton, who remains open, will wait on making adecsion until he makes all of his official visits.