"Kevin is an extremely gifted athlete," Sun Valley head coach Scott Stein said. "That doesn't exactly show itself in the combine-stats. He's a long kid – long arms, long legs – so he's taller than 6-3 when he throws the football and he's taller when he catches the football… He throws a strong ball. You either can throw that 30-yard out or you can't – and he can and that separates him… I think people will think that he's some option quarterback, but Kevin Saxton is a pro-style quarterback. He'll drop back five, seven steps, does a great job of play action, does a great job on boot legs – all those pro-style things that you see Alabama and the big schools doing."
Though a quarterback by trade, Saxton primarily played wide receiver during his junior season earning All-Southern Carolina Conference honors.
"We needed to take the pressure off Jody [Fuller] to prevent people from double and triple teaming him," Stein said. "We used Kevin in that capacity… We had a senior quarterback who was reliable, but when we needed a big throw, Kevin was in there [at quarterback]… It showed a lot about his character – he was all about the team, not about Kevin Saxton."
Alabama, Auburn, Duke, North Carolina, NC State, Utah, and Virginia have showed Saxton the most interest.
"Alabama has definitely showed me the most love out of any school," Saxton said. "The coaches really knew who I was [when I visited]. NC State and Virginia were really good visits for me, too."
Last fall, Saxton attended football games at Alabama, Duke, UNC, NC State, and Virginia. Last Saturday, he returned to Alabama for the Crimson Tide's Junior Day. He plans to camp at numerous schools this summer.
"I'm going to work out at a lot of camps this summer and do what I can to get offered," Saxton said.
Saxton is being recruited as both an athlete and quarterback.
"Some schools are labeling me an athlete, but some schools just from seeing me at their camps see me strictly as a quarterback because at camps and combines I work out just at quarterback," Saxton said.
Stein believes Saxton's future is under center.
"No doubt he's a quarterback," Stein said. "He's not a kid that's going to run that 4.2 forty."
Saxton has played basketball for Sun Valley, but took his junior year off to focus on his camp and combine season. He plays to rejoin the basketball team during his senior year… Saxton has family ties to both Clemson and Penn State.