Another school from a bit farther south, Mississippi State, offered Hughes some time ago.
"I have some family down there and they gave Mississippi State my tape. I am most definitely interested. I am wide open to the recruiting process," said Hughes. "I am looking to see who all expresses interest in me and I then I will ask the good Lord to show me the road and then I will express my interest in them. Distance is not a factor in my decision at all. If I have to travel a thousand miles away for the right opportunity, that's what I will do."
It is going to be tough to narrow the field with so many options, but Hughes says he has a good idea where to start.
"The depth chart is going to be important. If I could slip right in and be able to make an impact on the field at an early stage that would help. I am also looking at the offense, tradition and the coaches it's all going to play a role," said Robert.
With nearly two dozen offers, fans from around the country will be watching and waiting to see what Hughes does. Will a Big 10 powerhouse emerge in the coming weeks as the leader for Hughes' signature? Stay with Scout.com to find out.