Found April 12, 2012 on Steelers Depot:
University of Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower posted tonight via Twitter that he has landed in Pittsburgh. That likely means that he will have a pre draft visit with the Steelers on Thursday. Hightower measured in at the NFL combine at 6022 and weighed 265 pounds. He ran the 40 yard dash in an unofficial time of 4.65 seconds. At his pro day Hightower recorded a 9'9" broad jump to go along with a 33 inch vertical. He ran his 20 yard shuttle in 4.64 seconds. Hightower played inside linebacker in the 3-4 defense while at Alabama so he knows the basics of the scheme. He is strong against the Read more [...]

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