Dont’a Hightower talks QB battle, defense

The Alabama Crimson Tide closed spring practice last week, but there is still time to talk about how the team is doing. That includes the quarterback battle. And who better to critique the quarterbacks than Alabama’s defensive signal caller Dont’a Hightower. According to Hightower (see video interview below), both A.J. McCarron and Phillip Sims “played great.” But he also provided this analysis: “I kind of feel like Phillip (Sims) stepped it up a lot more than a lot of people expected,” Hightower said. “He looked really good inside the pocket as well as outside.” Much more on the video below on the quarterback play in A-Day and about Alabama’s 2011 defense.

VIDEO: Dont’a Hightower Talks A-Day, End of Spring Practice

Alabama Crimson Tide star football player Dont’a Hightower said the team chemistry is different than this time last year. Players are more together and this goes beyond school into things like hanging out together. Hightower also said he knows his position better this year and is at the correct weight. “I feel like I am very comfortable with the defense,” Hightower said. He also covers the quarterback situation at Alabama and what it is like to play in a scrimmage game like A-Day.