MLB Travis Hughes Profile
Kempsville High School senior Travis Hughes will make his first visit to Clemson on Aug. 14, spend the night and head back home to Virginia Beach on Sunday. Hughes told CUTigers that he'll be with his father.
"I want to see as much as possible. It's going to be my first time going down there," Hughes said. "I want to talk to all the coaches, talk to the players. I already know Tajh Boyd. His family is down there. It's going to be cool. I can't wait."
Hughes might be joined by four-star cornerback Demetrious Nicholson, but Hughes said it's not for certain.
The Clemson visit will wrap up what's been a fairly busy summer. He's also visited North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Virginia.
He's considering several schools for official visits in the fall.
"I'm looking at Clemson, for one. LSU, Michigan, I'm talking about Tennessee—those are the schools I'm looking at going to," Hughes said.
A decision could be right around the corner.
"I was trying to do it mid-season for a commit. We'll see how that shakes. If I decide to pull the trigger, I will," Hughes said.
Rated by Scout.com as a five-star and ranked the No. 5 middle linebacker in the class of 2011, he's being recruited to Clemson as an outside linebacker.
As a junior, Hughes rushed for 1,312 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns and had 79 tackles, five tackles for loss and four sacks.
As a sophomore, rushed for 725 yards and 10 touchdowns and had 38 tackles and six tackles for loss.
Scout.com director of scouting Scott Kennedy said Hughes could play either running back or linebacker at the college level.
"A true two-way threat, Hughes has the ability to play running back and linebacker on the college level. His initial burst is outstanding whether it's from the running back position or attacking the line of scrimmage, he hits top speed quickly. Prefers to make a cut and run around a defender, but he has the toughness at linebacker to take a pulling guard head on in the hole."
Another 5-star heading to Clemson
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