Tide’s Hightower embraces leadership role

Alabama got the answer it had hoped for concerning Dont’a Hightower’s surgically repaired knee this spring.

He feverishly worked his way back in six months and actually went through some contact, his knee looking as strong as ever.

If he stays healthy, Hightower will undoubtedly be one of the best linebackers in the SEC, maybe one of the best in the country.