Made good all-around progress in the spring ... Physical improvements in strength and conditioning helped him become quicker and a better tackler ... Also has improved his understanding of the defensive scheme.
2008 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week in preparation for the Wildcats' win over Western Kentucky.
High School: Three-year starter at Highlands High School ... Played quarterback on offense and outside linebacker on defense ... As a senior led Highlands to the Kentucky Class 5A state championship and unblemished 15-0 record ... Named the championship game's Most Valuable Player after accounting for 181 yards total offense while scoring a touchdown on the ground and through the air ... Selected to Kentucky's East/West All Star Game ... Named district player of the year ... Member of conference all-star team his final two seasons after an honorable- mention selection as a sophomore ... As a senior passed for over 1,100 yards and nine touchdowns with a completion percentage of over 60 percent .. Also rushed for over 900 yards and 12 touchdowns ... During his junior season he passed for over 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns while gaining 750 yards on the ground ... Coached by Dale Mueller ... A four-year letterman on the track team, competing in the high jump, 400-meter dash and relays ... Member of Class AA state runner-up 4x400-meter relay team as a senior ... Helped Highlands to a Class AA state runner-up team finish ... In the classroom, accumulated a 4.16 weighted grade-point average ... Member of National Honor Society, Cum Laude Society and served as vice president of the German Club.
Personal: Born in Fort Thomas, Ky. ... Son of Tom and Cindy Cecil ... Major is mechanical engineering.