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Houston bringing in Boise State transfer

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Houston may have lost its leading rusher from the 2012 season to transfer, but the Cougars are apparently bringing in a player on the other side of the ball with the potential to start.

Lee Hightower announced on his Tumblr account that he will be transferring to Houston and will play for the Cougars.  The move comes after the defensive back had visited the school last weekend.

“Really dope city and school and I’ll be here for the next 3 years,” Hightower wrote.

Hightower was indefinitely suspended in early February for violating unspecified team rules and subsequently released by Boise State head coach Chris Petersen.  It was Hightower’s second suspension in less than four months.

The initial suspension came after Hightower had started the first seven games of the 2012 season at strong safety.  He did not play again last season.

Hightower becomes the second Broncos transfer to land at an FBS program in Texas this week.  Defensive lineman Sam Ukwuachu, dismissed earlier this month, announced that he will be enrolling at Baylor.

(Tip O’ the Cap: Idaho Statesman)

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7 Responses to “Houston bringing in Boise State transfer”
  1. atmason says: May 24, 2013 2:31 AM

    What does dope city mean?

  2. kansacity88 says: May 24, 2013 10:32 AM

    If you’re serious (and I don’t know you so MAYBE you are), it means its a really great city! That’s just 90’s ghetto slang.

  3. broncoblu says: May 24, 2013 10:57 AM

    Maybe that’s there main commodity in Houston. They sure don’t make football players. But they sure seem to like our leftovers. Even if he was 86ed

  4. pdcooper08 says: May 24, 2013 4:52 PM

    Ghetto slang of the 90’s. sorry, we all haven’t heard it before. And I thought I had. Learn something every day

  5. v2the4 says: May 26, 2013 12:47 AM

    dang bronco blu…aint that a kick in the head?

    Houston has more football players who signed lower level scholarships than the whole entire state of Idaho x 2…and considering that Peterson has a big roster of Houston area players on his team(six), you dont even know what you are talking about kid

  6. markkk21 says: May 29, 2013 3:03 PM

    This guy is a loser and shouldn’t ever be able to play football after what he did.. no matter how good he is I’m glad he’s off the bsu roster.

  7. broncoblu says: May 31, 2013 12:12 AM

    if so many of them have signed contracts then where are they now. Boise State still has many players still tearing up the gridiron

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