Every year players emerge as seniors to become "must have" recruits that no one heard about the previous spring. Al Hightower of Early County could become one of those guys. See him in action in TheInsiders Video"> Every year players emerge as seniors to become "must have" recruits that no one heard about the previous spring. Al Hightower of Early County could become one of those guys. See him in action in TheInsiders Video">

Sleeper Athlete Emerges in South Georgia

<img src="http://media.TheInsiders.com/Media/Other/154001_cameraprofile.JPG"> Every year players emerge as seniors to become &quot;must have&quot; recruits that no one heard about the previous spring. <b>Al Hightower</b> of Early County could become one of those guys. See him in action in TheInsiders Video

Al Hightower is a 6-1 and 190 pound corner/wide receiver for Early County that put on a show against Americus-Sumter on Friday night. He is new to the game of football. His junior season was his 1st ever season, and he only got four games under his belt. With a big, complete senior season, coaches will be taking a strong look at this athlete.

Hightower has some ground to make up in the classroom, which may not be a bad thing if he is not immediately eligible. He is the kind of athlete that a year of prep school could do wonders for, and then the team that signed him would in essence get a free redshirt year for him.

Hightower made three of his biggest plays on what seemed like three consecutive plays. He had a nice kick return, then on the very next play, he catches the touchdown pass. What seemed like Americus' first play from scrimmage on the subsequent possession, turned into an interception. These are the first three plays on his highlight reel.

If he was a little gassed on the interception return, no one would blame him. He had more than enough gas in the tank to run stride for stride with Americus' terrific wide receivers and high powered offense.

See Hightower in action in last week's game, and keep the name in the back of your mind, because there's a good chance you are going to hear it again.

#5 CB/WR/KR Al Hightower

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