Hughes To Hit The Road Again

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Kempsville (Virginia Beach, VA) linebacker Travis Hughes , one of the top overall rising senior prospects in the state, will hit the recruiting trail this weekend with a trip to Blacksburg. The 6-1, 215-pound all-Beach district performer discussed his expectations for this weekend, a recent trip to UNC and what other visits may be on the horizon.

Virginia Tech will host its second and final one-day camp of the year on Saturday and Hughes will be there.

“I plan on going up to Virginia Tech this weekend,” said Hughes, who’ll be accompanied by his mother. He has visited Virginia Tech before with his father and grandfather. “I’m going to view the camp, but I’m not going to be participating in it. Mainly this time, I’m going to see a little tour of the whole place and everything. I’m going to get a detailed tour of the campus. I never did that before.”

Since school let out, Hughes has only been on one college visit and that was to the University of North Carolina. The Virginia Beach star came away highly impressed and now has the Tar Heels at the top of his list.

“It went awesome,” Hughes said of the UNC visit. “I had some good, quality football time with [Linebackers] Coach [Art] Kaufman. I learned a lot from it, actually. I liked it. I liked everything about it.”

Besides North Carolina, what other schools are high on the list?

“Maryland, Clemson, V-Tech and LSU,” Hughes answered. “They are all up there along with UNC. UNC is on top right now. That could change and that’s why I’m taking visits now. And I’m trying to wait out the season.”

Hughes is in no rush to make a college decision. At this time, he plans to make at least a few official visits before committing anywhere. No officials have been set, but he mentioned LSU and North Carolina as schools he knows he wants to visit officially. Unofficially, two more ACC schools could get visits this summer.

“I’m thinking about visiting UVa and I’m trying to get down to Clemson,” Hughes said.

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