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Hightower high on talent

The rich get richer at Missouri City (Texas) Hightower High School. The Hurricane receiving corps is tops in the nation with the likes of four Division I athletes.
Isiah Sweeney has already committed to the University of Houston and Clyde Lee has already committed to Boston College. Possession receiver Anthony Ledet committed to Louisiana-Lafayette last week, while Martin Bayless transferred this summer from Chula Vista (Calif) Castle Pines. Bayless said he's narrowed his choices to California, Florida and Ohio State.
"Ledet has gotten off to a great start," Hightower coach Gene Johnson said. "He makes plays on the ball. He plays the football. He's not as fast as the other guys, but he's very good."
Bayless is the son of Houston Texans assistant coach Martin Bayless, Sr., who played in the NFL for more than a decade.
"He came in and 30 minutes into his first practice he aggravated a hamstring," he said. "I just haven't seen him yet but I think he might go some this week. He told me he was down to Florida, Ohio State and California."
Junior quarterback A.J. Highsmith has been verbally offered by Boston College, and has benefited from an offseason and more experience.
"I hoped that he would be improved this season and he has improved," Johnson said. "He's had a pretty good season so far."
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