Julio Jones and Don'ta Hightower are the latest recipients of individual accolades that have been rolling in for the Tide since the regular season has ended. Both players were first team selections on Rivals.com Freshman All-America Team. Miami also had two first team selections and Oklahoma led the nation with three first team selections.
Here's what Rivals.com had to say about them:
The No. 2 prospect in the class of 2008 kept opposing defenses honest by catching 51 passes for 847 yards and four touchdowns. He caught five passes for 124 yards in the SEC Championship Game against Florida.
Hightower started all season on a vastly improved Alabama defense, recording 62 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss.
Congrats to those guys on a job well done and for the well-deserved awards. Just another indicator that Coach Saban has top notch talent flowing into the program on both sides of the ball. It might not be this way every year, but I won't be surprised if it is.