Scott High senior Caleb Sexton is joined by family, Scott coach Keith Shannon and Kentucky Christian University recruiting coordinator James Gibson as he signs a letter of intent with the school Monday, March 17, 2014. (Independent Herald photo/LeEtta Boyatt)
Scott High senior Caleb Sexton is joined by family, Scott coach Keith Shannon and Kentucky Christian University recruiting coordinator James Gibson as he signs a letter of intent with the school Monday, March 17, 2014. (Independent Herald photo/LeEtta Boyatt)

HUNTSVILLE — Scott High senior Caleb Sexton has signed a letter of intent to play football at Kentucky Christian University.

Sexton made it official during a signing ceremony in the Scott High School library Monday afternoon, where he was joined by family, coaches and teammates.

Among Sexton’s highlights during the 2013 season was returning a fumble for a score against McCreary Central in the Highlanders’ historic 61-0 season-opening win in August.

“Caleb is a wonderful young man who did a great job for our football team at Scott High,” Scott coach Keith Shannon said. “He worked very hard, played with a very high skill level and showed a lot of toughness as he played through a shoulder injury most of our season.”

At Kentucky Christian, Sexton will join a program that competes in the NCCAA ranks and has recently signed several players from East Tennessee — including Wartburg’s Adam Kilby. The Knights were 3-8 last season.

Shannon said Sexton’s skill set enables him to play either side of the ball and presents matchup problems to opponents.

“All of Caleb’s coaches often commented about how he was a mismatch for other teams as they struggled to match up with his size, speed and especially his athleticism,” Shannon said.

“Our team, coaches and school all are very proud of him and pleased for him and his family that Caleb has earned the opportunity to go on and further his football career at Kentucky Christian,” Shannon added.