Dont'a Hightower gets visit from Fulmer

Friday, April 27, 2007

by Anthony S. Puca

Staff Writer

The Tennessee Volunteers traveling recruiting caravan, led by none other than head Coach Phillip Fulmer made a stop in Marshall County on Wednesday to take a look at junior linebacker/receiver Dont'a Hightower.

Hightower, an All-Midstate selection in 2006, like all other high school underclassmen is not allowed to receive official offers until February of his senior year in high school. According to published reports, the junior standout is currently weighing several options besides UT, including Alabama, Auburn and Vanderbilt.

First year head football coach Don Thomas did not return calls to the Tribune and no press release was issued by Marshall County High School pertaining to Fulmer's visit.

The Tennessean reported that Thomas said, "Dont'a is very impressed with them." "Fulmer wants him to come go to Knoxville to visit. He's just a real excited young man to have so many people interested like that. He's kind of like a guy with four girlfriends. He's keeping all his options open."

In an earlier interview with Hightower in December conducted by the Tribune, he stated, "Ever since I was little I wanted to be on TV and let my family see me play."

It certainly looks like Hightower will get his chance to shine on the big screen and the interests shown by the major college powerhouses in Hightower means that the those appearances will be plentiful.