Standout Junior Hoping for VT Offer This Weekend

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Former Kempsville (Virginia Beach, VA) standout Trenton Hughes signed with the University of Maryland in February of 2007 and is now a red-shirt sophomore defensive back for the Terrapins. Travis Hughes , a 6-1, 215-pound running back/linebacker, has the opportunity to follow in his brother’s footsteps and play college football. Travis, a junior, starred at Kempsville this season and has earned two official FBS offers to date.

Maryland and N.C. State are Hughes’ two official offers. He’ll be in Blacksburg this weekend and hopes to return home with his third official offer.

“I’m going to Virginia Tech this weekend,” Hughes said. “I’ve been there for one of my brother’s football camps, but this will really be the first time I get to check it out and go in-depth with it.”

Hughes has visited Maryland, North Carolina and N.C. State and looks forward to this weekend’s trip to Tech.

“All the schools are really good,” Hughes said. “I’ve been impressed by all the coaches. I’ve been to Maryland a couple of times. I’ve been impressed by the coaches at North Carolina and N.C. State. N.C. State was my last visit. I got an official offer from them then. Coach Willis gave me a lot of insight on the program. Coach Browning at North Carolina did the same thing. It was a great visit to North Carolina. The football players love it there. N.C. State and North Carolina both have great fanbases. That’s one reason why I’m excited about going to Virginia Tech. They packed Maryland’s stadium. I can’t wait to see how it is at a home game.”

Hughes favors four schools right now – “I like Penn State, North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia Tech,” he said – but a decision isn’t expected to come soon. He appears to be taking his brother’s advice in terms of going through the recruiting process.

“My brother has preached a lot about getting to know a coaching staff and figuring out how they make you feel and everything,” Hughes said. “He talked about getting to know the players. Find out if it’s a family type of feel, so I’d feel comfortable. My brother is