"I just got done with seven on seven passing league like about five minutes ago," Pugh said. "We are 4-0 and in first place. We did one state tournament and didn't qualify so we are just doing leagues now."
The rest of the summer workouts are going good for Pugh who is not only trying to do well in passing league, but improve himself off of the field into being a better player on the field. "It's going good right now. I am working on getting stronger and faster. I am also working on footwork. That is the main thing right now."
The plan for Pugh this summer is to really concentrate on playing defense. He is going to get some shots it seems this fall to play some offense and he will get his hands on the ball on punt returns. That is, if the opposing teams decide to kick to him.
"Right now, I am just playing defense in seven on seven. During the season they are going to be mixing me in on offense. You know, 10-15 plays or so. I prefer playing defense, but I like having the ball in my hands. I am also a punt returner."
Despite getting his shot at receiver this fall he is being targeted by all of the schools that are recruiting him as cornerback and a returner. "Everyone is recruiting me as a cornerback and a kick returner. I am up to 29 offers. I would have to say that my top three would be Texas A&M, Arkansas and LSU."
His top three teams are geographically close to him and Texas as compared to some of his other offers. Is distance a consideration? "Distance is a big thing. It would be very hard for my parents to make the games if I go far away from home. It would be so much easier."
Here are some of Pugh's thoughts on his leaders:
Texas A&M -"I like Coach Franccione. I feel like he has A&M going in the right direction."
LSU - "It's one of those teams that you don't why you like them; there is just something about them that you like. I love their fans."
Arkansas - "I love Coach Nutt. I love energetic coaches like that."
Pugh is holding a top three, but hasn't set up any official visits just yet. "I haven't set up any official visits yet. I am just trying to figure out when I have time off like a bye week or a Thursday night game. My top three are definite for official visits."
"I am planning on committing early, but I am still planning on taking all of my visits. I just want to make the right decision. I think Alabama is one that I will officially visit and I haven't really thought about the fifth."
Nebraska has offered Pugh, but it really comes down to Pugh getting to know more about Nebraska. More than that, he would like to see some evidence on which way the program is headed.
"I'd really have to look at them and see how the program is going. I'd have to look what Coach Bill Callahan is going to do with the program then I would have to talk to my parents about it to see if I should or not."
"Coach Gilmore is recruiting me from Nebraska. He feels like Nebraska will be back. He's excited about these next few years."