Hartley's Saxton commits to play football at Duke

Over the past few seasons, the Hartley football program has produced Division I college talent such as Ja'Wuan Woodley and Noah Key.

The latest star athlete to walk through the halls at the eastside CCL school is senior Alonzo Saxton.

About the only thing Saxton hasn't been able to do is stay healthy -- he missed four games last season.

That didn't affect him being one of the top area recruits from the 2014 recruiting class, and he recently accepted an offer to play for Duke.

Saxton scored four touchdowns on offense last season and had two interceptions while making special mention all-district, and said he likely will be a defensive back when he gets to the college level.

"I already had it in my mind that it would be a good academic school," Saxton said. "I felt like I could see myself there. Every one of the players I talked to said they like it there. Duke will set you up for life. I was looking for more for the long-term."

On Duke's 2013 roster are Columbus Academy graduate Will Boeckman, Olentangy graduate Kenny Anunike and Worthington Kilbourne graduate Matt Skura.

Saxton is a 5-11, 175-pounder with speed who is considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.

He also considered Indiana and West Virginia.

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By: Jarrod Ulrey

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