August 1, 2006

Ohio TE Hughes is raking in the offers

Gahanna, Ohio, Lincoln High School tight end/defensive end John Hughes (6-foot-2, 260 pounds, 4.8 seconds) is really starting to see increased interest in him on the recruiting trail. Hughes, who was a relative unknown a few months back, has burst onto the recruiting scene with a double-digit offer list. Marshall has extended an offer in hopes of landing the talented two-way player. Is the Herd in the mix for Hughes?

"To be honest, I do not know enough about Marshall to comment either way. I have not been able to get to many places this spring and summer. I definitely want to learn more about Marshall because I am interested," said Hughes.

Hughes is being recruited by Marshall assistant Todd Goebbel.

"Coach Goebbel said that I could play on either side of the ball at Marshall but tight end is where he thought I would fit best and have an easier path to playing time."

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