It’s been a crazy 48 hours for Calabasas high school (CA) 2018 receiver Brian Hightower.
“It’s been very exciting. It’s such a blessing to have all this happen in such a short period,” said Hightower. “To know that I have somewhere to play college football, it motivates even more to get better.”
Hightower is originally from California, but moved to North Carolina last summer with his family. He played varsity football at Hillside high school, showing on his HUDL film that he had an impact.
"He's very raw when it comes to the position, but he has three more years of high school to figure it out.” – Scout.com’s Derek Young
But less than 12 months after their move to the East coast, Hightower’s family decided to move back to California where he enrolled at Calabasas. Immediately a friendship sparked with Johnson Jr. who is one of the most sought after receives in 2017.
“It’s new, we didn’t know each other before,” said Hightower. “When I came here, we really connected well. He really helped me with the plays and learning routes.”Of course, the relationship also comes with the perks of being around former NFL Pro Bowl receiver Keyshawn Johnson Sr.
“It’s a great opportunity. When you can get help from a first round pick it’s something you really embracing. I’m really using what he tells me,” said Hightower.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound prospect broke down his visit to Nebraska with Big Red Report when asked.
“I thought it was a very nice place. They were very welcoming. I loved the facilities, the players, the coaching staff, I learned a lot from Coach Williams,” said Hightower. “He really looks at your games and finds the flaws. Then you saw the improvement in the 1-on-1s when I did what he said. He’s the type of guy I could play for.”