"The best part of the visit was the team," Hughes said. "They were all very friendly and it felt like family."
Hughes left his Lewisville, TX home on Thursday for the long drive north. The Hebron High ball carrier departed Iowa on Saturday.
"I loved it," Hughes said. "It had that small town feeling to it. The campus was unique."
"I'm going to visit Florida and Kanas and maybe Arkansas," Hughes said. "That's probably it."
Other schools will need to make up ground on the Hawkeyes after this weekend.
"Right now, they're number one," Hughes said.
Hughes enjoyed his time with Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz.
"We talked about how I could fit in with the team and about the town," Hughes said. "He was a very nice man. He seemed like a coach you could talk to about anything."
Scout.com ranks Hughes as the 93rd-best running back in the nation for 2014. He's a versatile player at 6-feet, 207 pounds.
A commitment doesn't appear to be close for Hughes.
"I'm probably going to make my decision during the season, maybe mid-season," he said.