"It was good," said Hughes. "I liked the facilities, and the coaches were good. Overall I like Maryland and [Virginia] Tech the best so far though.
"I don't think NC State has offered yet. They said they are going to get back with my coach about it."
Hughes has his fair share of offers after a stellar junior season. Playing outside linebacker, he tallied 50 tackles, eight pass breakups, and seven sacks, but he projects as a safety on the next level.
With offers on the table from Maryland, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, South Carolina, Syracuse, East Carolina, and Clemson, Hughes is a hot commodity. So far, one program stands out above the rest.
"I wanted Maryland to offer, and they offered me," Hughes stated. "They are my leader. I like everything about them. I like the environment, the coaches, and I like the aggressive mentality. I like the facilities... I like it all. I think it fits me.
"Behind them is Tech. The only thing Maryland reallly has on them is the surroundings."
With a camp left at East Carolina and a 7-on-7 passing tournament in Virginia Beach, Hughes is preparing for his senior season. When does he expect to make a decision?
"We were thinking about doing it after the football season," he said. "If a good offer came up, I might jump to it... if it's something I can't refuse."