Scott Reed

Schools continue to turn up the heat on Frankie Hughes

Three-star combo guard Frankie Hughes had a good summer, and numerous schools remain right in the mix for his services.

Quality guard options are starting to get scarce in the class of 2016. One player however who hasn’t come off the board yet is Frankie Hughes. The three-star guard continues to add recruiting interest, and is set for a big senior season.

According to Hughes’ high school coach, Sonny Johnson, things are continuing to progress well on the recruiting trail.

“VCU just came in, he has Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Minnesota, and schools like that,” said Johnson. “Tennessee just called about him. He has schools calling, and he is just open.”

Johnson continued, “Right now no visits are set up, but we will set something up with Wisconsin real soon. We just have to see how that goes.”

Recently Wisconsin had a Garfield Heights guard in their program with Robert Wilson, and now they feel that Hughes would fit in well in Madison also.

“They are just trying to see if he can play some point guard,” said Johnson of Wisconsin’s interest. “They are looking for a combo type of guy who can shoot it and make some plays, and I think that fits Frankie well.”

For now Hughes is focused on who is showing him the most interest, but according to Johnson a lot more schools could be involved in the near future.

“A lot of schools are hoping that Frankie holds off for a minute and waits so that they can get their scholarship situation figured out, so there are a lot of interested schools right now,” explained Johnson.

With his ability to make shots combined with good size and solid athletic ability, look for Hughes’ stock to remain high with college coaches as the season fast approaches.


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