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Hightower officially moves from Boise State to Houston

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Of the 16 new football players Houston announced Monday as having enrolled in classes at the university, one of them comes to the Cougars with a helluva lot more collegiate experience than the other 15 combined.

As expected, UH confirmed that safety Lee Hightower is enrolled and is now a member of the football program.  The defensive back will be forced to sit out the 2013 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, but he will have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2014.

The move comes less than two weeks after Hightower announced via social media that he would be transferring from Boise State to Houston.

Hightower was indefinitely suspended in early February for violating unspecified team rules and subsequently released by Broncos 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.

All told, Hightower started 11 games during his two season with the Broncos — four at cornerback, seven at free safety.

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6 Responses to “Hightower officially moves from Boise State to Houston”
  1. timh1955 says: Jun 4, 2013 8:10 AM

    The only experience anyone from Boise State brings with them is the experience in playing extremely weak colleges. Of course Boise State also gives a player experience in playing at the Maaco Car Care and Bait and Tackle Bowl in early December.

  2. thegamecocker says: Jun 4, 2013 8:46 AM

    Great pick-up Houston….lots of character with this guy….NOTTTT

  3. 8to80texansblog says: Jun 4, 2013 10:01 AM

    Too bad Levine is looking past the character issues to try and put together a competitive team. I feel like UH is a little afraid of the jump in competition moving to the Big East, but the Big East is shell of its former self and might as well be C-USA.2

  4. timh1955 says: Jun 4, 2013 10:43 AM

    The Big East is a joke and has been for several years. It’s on the same level as the MWC, C-USA and WAC.

  5. v2the4 says: Jun 4, 2013 11:26 AM

    a change of scenary will probably do this kid some good….congrats on making the move to UH and hopefully, you will stay out of trouble. This is a big city and a lot of things happen…..keep it classy

  6. pdcooper08 says: Jun 4, 2013 1:15 PM

    I’m not sure why there’s so much distain here. Everyone knows that all the leagues being mentioned here are not as talented as the BCS conferences. But why continually bash them. If you don’t like there brand or level of competion, why watch or even comment. Not every team or league is as good as the SEC, but that doesn’t make them any less interesting to watch or follow. It’s college football, and that makes it ok in my book.

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