Printable View Return to Original

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Cecil Whiteside

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
CaliforniaCOMMITTED (04/09/2009)10/02/2009Tosh Lupoi
Arizona St.None11/06/2009Eric Yarber
Texas A&MNoneNone
WashingtonNoneNoneNick Holt

Scouting Report on Cecil Whiteside

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Camp settingby Barry Every - 08/28/2009
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Tall linebacker with wide shoulders and very long arms. He is built like Jordan Hicks, only taller.
Needs Improvement: Will need to add some weight on his lean frame. Whiteside also needs to continue to work on playing in space and off the line of scrimmage since he does work a lot at defensive end in high school. This will entail understanding formations and tendencies of opponents, while staying at home defensively.
Most Impressive: He is a superior overall athlete that could play on the offensive side of the ball as a hybrid tight end. Whiteside has excellent speed and the ability to run sideline to sideline as well as turn his hips and run with a running back out of the backfield.
Conclusion: Really could use some added size but his ability to run like a deer and affinity for contact will probably have him seeing early playing time. Whiteside has what it takes to be a three-year starter and eventually develop into a serious NFL prospect.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

Latest News

Tedford reviews the 2011 signing class02/03/2011

Jeff Tedford gives the low-down on his program's new attitude, new coaches and new players.

Jalil can't wait to get to Berkeley after his official12/12/
Sunset League Preview08/20/2010SouthernCaliforniaPreps
SS Defensive End Rankings Part One07/19/2010SouthernCaliforniaPreps
Bigelow checks out Day One of camp06/18/
Dallas linebacker "fell in love" with Cal on his junior day visit03/08/
Ready to Roar, Part 5: Cecil Whiteside02/22/
Position recruiting breakdown: Defense02/09/ Football Recruiting
Cal's Lupoi named recruiter of the year02/08/ Football Recruiting
Signing Day Blitz: Ranking the Pac-1002/04/ Football Recruiting
Signing Day 2010: The top 25 teams02/03/ Football Recruiting
Coleman Edmond Gets Fresh Start at Cal01/28/
No nonsense Martin ready for future at Cal01/25/
Army All-American Bowl awards01/11/ Football Recruiting
Cal Commits Talk AA Bowl01/09/
Army All-American Bowl game balls01/09/ Football Recruiting
Army West notes: Defense carries load01/06/ Football Recruiting
Cal assembling elite group of linebackers01/06/ Football Recruiting
Army: West Team Tuesday stars01/05/ Football Recruiting
Army recruiting notes: OSU/USC for Henderson?01/04/ Football Recruiting
Sizing up the Army Bowl rosters01/02/ Football Recruiting
Category rankings: Linebackers11/18/ Football Recruiting
Whiteside down to two following ASU visit11/08/
Nation's 36th rated prospect visiting UA10/22/
Buffaloes host blue-chip linebacker10/18/
Whiteside earns prestigious honor09/23/
Farrell: Impressions from the road08/07/ Football Recruiting
The best of the Gridiron Kings07/28/ Football Recruiting
McCartney provides big finish at Gridiron Kings07/26/ Football Recruiting
Whispers: Lupoi has Cal in the national mix06/24/ Football Recruiting
National Notes: Whiteside back in cleats06/23/ Football Recruiting
Photo gallery: Cal's camp loaded06/21/ Football Recruiting
L.A. NIKE Camp in Analysis04/21/
Los Angeles Nike Camp Hot 1104/20/ Football Recruiting
Running backs rule LA NIKE Camp04/19/ Football Recruiting
National Notes: Five-star RB looking for more04/14/ Football Recruiting
Rivals100 prospect Whiteside talks Cal04/10/
Whiteside Addition04/09/
Whiteside puts football on backburner04/02/
Video: Whiteside Can Do It All03/02/
Video: Whiteside Has Skills02/16/
Introducing Whiteside02/06/
Whiteside already drawing attention12/10/ Football Recruiting
2010 Spotlight: Linebackers12/09/
Video: Whiteside Can Do It All11/11/


Year NoYdsTDTckSck
2008 (Jr.)263224507

Cecil Whiteside reminds us of...

Leonard Little - DE Asheville, NC Ht: 6'3"Wt: 263 lbs Team: St. Louis Rams