At six-foot-one, two hundred thirty pounds, Axson is like a locamotive picking up steam when he hits his opponents.
After an excellent senior season in which he made 139 tackles and 26 TFL, Axson was heavily courted by both Iowa State and Kansas. And in fact, he committed to the Jayhawks before visiting Louisville late last month and changing his mind.
Axson will sign a national letter of intent Wednesday morning to play at U of L, and according to Jenkins High head coach Patrick Smith, the Cardinals are getting one heck of a football player and leader.
"He's a tremendous kid in general," Smith said. "He's serious about what he's doing and he's a leader on and off the field. On the field, though, he likes to hit hard. He just has a nose for the ball."
In a deep year for linebackers in the state of Florida, Axson was considered one of the ten best and could see early playing at Louisville.
"He'll fit in right away at Louisville," Smith said. "His father's a coach and they both eat and breath football. He's a student of the game and picks up things fast."
"He'll need to learn to shed blockers better at the college level," Smith continued. "But he's got all the tools to succeed."
Axson does well in the classroom and is on target to meet his core course requirement. He still needs a qualifying score on the standarized test which he took recently.