4-star Hightower: 'It's a great thing' at Clemson


IMG Academy 2018 four-star wide receiver Brian Hightower was one of the most talented players on the field in the IMG-Grayson game on Saturday night.

The Clemson Insider was at Grayson High for the contest and spoke with Hightower following IMG’s 26-7 win.

“It was a great victory,” Hightower said. “We came out first half a little slow, but we picked it up as a team and came out with a win.”

Hightower received an offer from Clemson in April before visiting the school on July 13. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder told TCI after the visit that Clemson made him “feel at home.”

Hightower’s teammate, 2018 Clemson linebacker commit Mike Jones, has been in his ear about Clemson.

“He’s making progress,” Hightower said of Jones’ recruiting efforts. “I’ve built a great relationship with coach Jeff Scott and Tony Elliott, so it’s a great thing up there.”

According to Hightower, Clemson is one of four schools recruiting him the hardest.

“Miami, Clemson, UCLA and Notre Dame,” Hightower said.

Hightower doesn’t have any leaders at this time, but did say Clemson is up there.

“I don’t really have any leaders right now,” Hightower said. “I’m really taking everything slow.”

What will be important to Hightower when he ultimately makes a decision?

“The coaching, if I’m going to fit in there and if I’ll be able to play as a freshman,” Hightower said.

Hightower is rated by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 7 player in Florida, the nation’s No. 4 wide receiver and the nation’s No. 34 player overall in the class of 2018.

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