DB Mike Hughes (5-10 180) of New Bern, NC is a major target of USC and Clemson and both are in good standing with him at this point his coach said Wednesday.
“He’s been impressed with Clemson and South Carolina, they were one of the first one to come in and offer,” coach Bobby Curlings said. “They have been real consistent in being here when you can be here and calling when you can call. He’s been real appreciative of the way they have been recruiting him.”
Both like Hughes as a cornerback. Hughes has been to USC and will try to get to Clemson. He also has visited North Carolina, NC State and Florida. He was in Raleigh Wednesday night for the North Carolina basketball game. Two of his former teammates go to State.
The previously mentioned five schools have offered along with Ole Miss, Virginia, East Carolina, Virginia Tech, Charlotte, Louisville, Wake Forest, Duke and Texas A&M. “He’s still wide open,” his coach said. “I don’t think he knows (about favorites). If it’s in-state, it’s going to between NC State and North Carolina, out of state its South Carolina or Clemson. Just listening to him talk, those four are in the top five, and I’m not sure on a fifth one.”
Hughes is a tremendous athlete who played quarterback last season. He passed for over 2000 yards and 15 touchdowns and rushed for 1500 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also plays receiver and returns punts and kicks. He’s also a punter and averaged over 42 yards per punt last season.