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)