Recruiting Rewind: Dont'a Hightower

Dont'a Hightower was ranked a four-star defensive end from Lewisburg-Marshall County, Tenn., and a member of the Tide's No. 1 recruiting class in the country in 2008. He is looking forward to the next level of his career, and he is in New York City with several teammates enjoying the festivites surrounding the NFL Draft. **Update

Update: Dont'a Hightower is selected by the New England Patriots as the 25th pick in the NFL Draft.

The University of Alabama's recruitng class of 2008 is often used as a measuring stick for Tide fans in comparing every year the next group of signees arriving on campus. It's how they perform on the field that matters most.

Dont'a Hightower and teammates lived up to their expectations with two national championships and a host of other awards. Thursday night brings an even bigger reward for their hard work with the NFL Draft.

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