May 2, 2006
Hughes is planning a return visit to Virginia
Chicago (Ill.) Hubbard running back Robert Hughes (6-foot, 220 pounds, 4.6 seconds) is one of the most physical runners in the country. The bruising back has eight school offers, including Virginia, and is hearing from some of the nation's top programs. Hughes, a member of the Rivals100, was excited to hear that Virginia landed another top 100 player in Peter Lalich. Where do the Cavaliers stand for Hughes?
"Virginia is right there in the thick of it. I was really excited to hear that Peter Lalich committed to UVa. He is my boy," said Hughes.
Hughes carried the ball 128 times last season for more than 1,900 yards and 19 touchdowns. Also a standout on defense, although he played sparingly on that side of the ball, Hughes racked up close to 60 tackles and six sacks.
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