Last season Cody Mills had a nice overall season, picking up 80 tackles, four sacks and three interceptions from his linebacker spot. Mills believes he had a breakout year.
"I think I had a pretty good season. It was a season good enough to put me out there and let people know what I'm capable of doing," said the 6-foot-1, 205-pound junior.
So what is Mills capable of doing on the field to help a team out?
"I'm just all over the field. I feel free in open space. I'm just an athletic linebacker. I feel like I can move around and roam whenever I want," he said. "I'd say my speed (is my strength). I would also say my strength, too," he continued.
Mills is known in Jefferson County for ferocious hits on his opponents, but there's a little more he can do to be a better defender.
"I want to improve on my wrapping skills. I hit hard, but I could bring more pain if I can improve my tackling," he continued.
Mills is hearing from several schools, but at this point two schools stand out for him.
Mills doesn't have offers at this point, but he feels like he's getting close to picking up his first.
"MTSU invited me to a camp. They said there's a good chance that I'll get an offer if I attend the camp. I think Illinois is about to offer, but I'm not 100 percent sure. I'll have to talk to Coach Brohm about that," he said.
Mills had a chance to go up to Champaign recently and visit Illinois and see the sights of the campus and the football facilities.
"I think (the visit) went pretty good. It convinced me a lot. I'm thinking about committing on the spot (if they offer). I love the atmosphere at Illinois. That visit just boosted it up even more," he said.