Per Jeremy Werner of 247Sports, Brian Hightower is transferring from Miami to Illinois to continue his college football career.
The four-star wide receiver, who was a top-200 recruit in 2018, recorded just 12 receptions for 148 yards and one touchdown over 18 games for Miami. His eligibility status for the 2020 season is currently unknown. If Hightower does not have to sit out this season, he would play alongside another transfer that worked out exceedingly well in Josh Imatorbhebhe. Regardless of when he sees the field, Hightower will add a significant boost to the receiving corps for the Illini offense.