Hughes Talks Decision To Become A Tiger

The Missouri Tigers added their 18th known commitment for their football class of 2014 from Texas standout Stepfawn Hughes, who spoke to ShowMeMizzou.com about his recruitment and what led to him joining his brother as a Missouri Tiger.

The Missouri Tigers have received a verbal commitment from 2014 slot receiver prospect Stepfawn Hughes 5’9” 185 Ft. Worth (TX) Dunbar. ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Hughes, who confirmed his verbal to Missouri.

Hughes chose Missouri over offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech, among others.

“Missouri really feels like home to me,” said Hughes, whose brother, Darius White, is a current wide receiver for Mizzou. “I got shown a lot of love when I was there.”

Hughes is a high-level football prospect at a number of positions on the football field. His high school coach, Todd Lawson, said that Hughes was being recruited as a defensive back, running back, and slot receiver by a growing number of schools.

“He’s just an old-school football player,” said Coach Lawson, speaking of Hughes. “Anywhere you put him, he just plays balls out……………………………………… They got ‘em a good one there, where ever they put him…………………………………………… He’s going to find a way on the field some way.”

Hughes has been timed at 4.5 seconds in the forty-yard dash, and 3.9 seconds in the 5-10-5 shuttle, to go along with a 38” vertical jump. He’s also very strong, having posted a maximum in the squat of over 500 pounds.

Hughes visited Missouri for the Spring Game, and he’s planning to take an official visit sometime this fall.

“I’m ready to be a Missouri Tiger,” exclaimed Hughes.


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