Former BSU DB checks out Washington

This past weekend, Washington played host to a safety prospect who spent the 2011 and 2012 football seasons with Boise State. caught up with Lee Hightower to see how his official visit went and got an idea of where things stand on the recruiting front...

"I was up there at Washington this past weekend and I had a really good time," Hightower told "Greg Ducre was my host while I was up there. We had a great time hanging out and I got to talk to the coaches and see the campus and the facilities. Overall it was a really great time."

Washington came into the picture when Hightower, who started as a freshman in 2011 at corner and this past season at safety, was dismissed from the Broncos for a "violation of team rules" by head coach Chris Petersen.

"I really can't go into that too much," Hightower admitted. "All I will say is that things didn't work out there and I left after game eight or game nine, something like that."

At 6'2" and weighing 195 pounds, Hightower has the ideal size to play safety, but he's got the kind of quickness necessary to play corner if that's what he's asked to do.

"I can play either spot, but I'm a natural safety and that's where Washington likes me," Hightower said. "I've got the ability to play man (to-man) and I can come up and play in the box and support the run, so I'd say I'm pretty versatile."

Hightower plans to visit Houston officially this weekend and said while he hopes to decide sooner rather than later, he won't rush things.

"Right now Washington and Houston are the two most serious about me, but I have other schools that are interested, but it really hasn't gotten that far just yet," Hightower said. "I'd like to make my decision, probably in the summer, but if I need to take things into the fall, then I can do that since I have to redshirt anyway."

Wherver Hightower signs, as noted earlier, he will need to redshirt and he will have two years to play two following the 2013 football season.

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