LB/S Cole Highsmith, Jr., Plant City
After becoming a starter as a sophomore last season, Cole Highsmith took on a more prominent role as one of the leaders of Plant City’s defense.
He took on that task by making play after play.
This season, Highsmith has recorded 73 tackles and six sacks. Those totals already surpassed what he ended up with last year.
Against Bloomingdale two weeks ago, Highsmith had 13 tackles, two sacks and an interception to lead the Raiders to victory.
Fans paid attention. Highsmith received 50 percent of the votes (746) in the Hillsborough County football player of the week poll to beat out Wharton’s Daveon Crouch, who had 25 percent (376 votes).