Two of the football programs most promising young players are no longer students at Boise State, the school announced Monday.
Safety Lee Hightower, who was a sophomore starter last season, and tight end Hayden Plinke, who was a contributor as a true freshman, were suspended from the school for violating an unspecified university policy.
No other information was provided. Coach Chris Petersen will meet with the media Wednesday, which is National Signing Day, and could elaborate on the players futures.
Hightower started 11 of the 15 games he played as a Bronco four at cornerback in 2011 and seven at free safety in 2012. Plinke made two catches for 20 yards last season but was considered a future star at tight end.
They were suspended from the team for the final six games last season.
In other roster news, according to Boise State:
Reserve defensive back Eric Agbaroji, who would have been a sophomore, has left the team and plans to transfer.
Sophomore defensive tackle Jeff Worthy remains on the roster. He was suspended for nearly all of last season.
Seven members of the 2013 recruiting class enrolled for the spring semester. That list includes four junior college transfers who signed in December (kicker Tyler Rausa, running back Derrick Thomas, cornerback Cleshawn Page and defensive tackle Deuce Mataele), two grayshirts from last years class (wide receiver D.J. Dean of Eagle High and offensive lineman Archie Lewis) and one returning missionary (linebacker Darren Lee).
Linebacker Chris Collins, who signed last year with the intention of joining this year, opted to attend junior college instead.
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