Four-star running back (ranked #17 by Scout.com) Robert Hughes (5-11, 228, 4.6) from Chicago Hubbard (Ill.) has set up two official visits thus far. He visits Ohio State on December 1 and then travels to Notre Dame the following week (December 8).
Although Hughes denies a leader, he is also considering Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota. All of his favorites have offered. He says he has about 30 total offers.
"I want to wait and take my time," Hughes said. "I'm not going to commit early. I'd like to play early and that will be real important for me. I know all the schools have me highly ranked, but I don't know if I'm their number one guy or if they're taking anyone else. We haven't gotten into that stuff."
Hughes attended the Notre Dame/Penn State game on September 9 and came away very impressed. "It's an amazing environment," Hughes said. "The fans are really loud and they knew who I was. It felt nice to be wanted and loved like that.
"I was really surprised that they lost to Michigan last weekend, but Michigan has a great program and they always play hard against each other. I really like both schools a lot and I wasn't really rooting for either. I think Notre Dame will still go to a good bowl game and have a great season. But what Michigan did was really impressive. Going into Notre Dame and playing there isn't easy. They proved they can go on the road and get a big win."
Another team that Hughes has been very impressed with is Ohio State. "They are the number one team right now and prove themselves every week," Hughes said. "They have great athletes and great coaches and just look very well prepared."
Hughes has about eight touchdowns in four games. His team is 3-1.
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