Chase Hughes Makes Two Visits

Chase Hughes, an interior offensive lineman from Springville, Alabama, made a visit to Georgia Tech last weekend then visited Mississippi State on Tuesday.

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When Chase went to Atlanta, he said he was kind of rushed and didn't get to do as much as he'd liked:

"I really like Georgia Tech. I'm a country boy, but I like cities. I like Atlanta. There's just so much history there at Georgia Tech. We were rushed in because of the Junior Day. I didn't get to talk to the coaches much. The new weight room they have there, it was amazing. I'd really like to go over there again and get more of a one-on-one visit."

While he was in Atlanta at Tech, he was able to meet up with a friend he had made on the recruiting circuit.

"I met Denzel McCoy at FSU. We're good friends. We've been keeping in touch. I hung out with him while I was there."

Chase raved about his trip to Mississippi State on Tuesday. He really had a good time there.

"I really enjoyed it. I watched them practice and they are livelier and excited during practice than anyone I've seen. It was great. The new O-line coach Hevesy and I had some good one-on-one time. You can tell during practice that he teaches, not just yells all the time. It's really a gorgeous campus there. It was my first time and I loved it."

He says no offers have come in yet but that he's praying about it and letting God handle it. His high school team begins spring practice on the 29th so there's a chance offers will come soon. He is being recruited by most as a center or a guard. Vanderbilt has also told him he could maybe play nose guard on defense.

So, what schools are giving Chase the most attention?

"Vanderbilt, Auburn, and Tennessee are probably the top three. I get a bunch of mail from UCLA but they are hard to get out to for a visit. Georgia Tech is giving me a lot of good attention. Florida State, I'm hearing from them, too."

He says that there aren't really any favorite schools but that Auburn is probably on top (He has a brother at Auburn and really likes the campus). For the record, he grew up a Georgia Tech/Vanderbilt fan in the midst of a family of Alabama fans.

So what matters to Chase when choosing a school?

"I'm looking at the strength coach, the chaplain, and the academics."

Chase has said that a strong Christian coaching staff is very important. He would like to one day be a strength and conditioning coach. He also said he feels called to be in ministry and may one day be a youth minister.

This weekend Chase will be at Auburn on Saturday for their A-Day Game. He then will take part in the Scout Southeast Elite combine on Sunday in Tuscaloosa.

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