March 9, 2009

NoCal RB/DB closing in on first offer

Running back/cornerback Forrest Hightower (5-10, 171, 4.55) from Concord, Calif., is flying somewhat under the radar, but that is about to change. The talented two-way standout has one offer pending and several other schools beginning to take notice.

In nine games as a junior, Hightower rushed for 1,273 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also had one receiving touchdown. On the defensive side of the ball, Hightower is a lockdown cover corner who picked off seven passes.

"Forrest is a natural," Concord coach Brian Hamilton. "He has the most ability and skill of anyone I have ever coached."

On the recruiting trail, Hightower has a pending offer from Arizona State and Tennessee, LSU, Notre Dame and Oregon have sent mail.

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