November 12, 2007

Hightower's decision coming this week?

One of the nation's top uncommitted linebacker prospects is Lewisburg (Tenn.) native Don'ta Hightower. The 6-foot-3, 248-pound standout from Marshall County is currently ranked by Rivals.com as the 19th best projected inside linebacker and has collected offers from a number of programs across the south.

After visiting one of the top schools on his list in Alabama two weeks ago, Hightower travelled up Nashville for an unofficial visit to another one of his top schools in Vanderbilt as the Commodores took on Kentucky. The visit was Hightower's fifth trip to the Vanderbilt campus since September.

In October, Hightower cut down his list of possible schools to Vanderbilt, Alabama, South Carolina, Auburn and Tennessee, but recently he narrowed his list even further to two schools in particular. Now Hightower says he believes he's close to making a decision.

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