Hughes had already leased an apartment in Oxford and his girlfriend was currently living at Ole Miss.
This news came as a shock
to the Ole Miss baseball program. As it stands now, three of their top juco
baseball signees (Van Pope, Chris Rayborn, and Rhyne Hughes) have all signed
a major league baseball contract.
Final Baseball '03/'04 Signee List
1. Tommy Baumgardner (LHP, Indian River CC, FL)
2. Brett Buckvich (LHP/Inf, N' West Rankin, MS)
3. Jeremy Catoire (LHP, LaPlace, LA)
4. Justin Cryer (RHP, Leesville, LA)
5. Zach Cozart (SS, Collierville, TN)
6. Rhyne Hughes (OF, Pearl River CC, MS) - Signed with Tampa Bay.
7. C. J. Ketchum (Inf, Crowder, MO)
8. Chris Moffett (RHP, Meridian CC, MS)
9. Cody Overbeck (Inf, Munford, TN)
10. Van Pope (Inf, Meridian CC, MS) - Signed with the Atlanta Braves.
11. Logan Power (OF, Hillcrrest Christian, MS)
12. Chris Rayborn (RHP, Meridian CC, MS) - Signed with Tampa Bay.
13. Stoney Stone (RHP, Texarkana, TX)
14. Jo JO Tann (2B, Jackson Prep, MS)