Federal Way (Wash.) linebacker Andrzej Hughes-Muray (6-3, 225) is one of the top linebackers in the Northwest and the three-star got his first offer last week.
“I got my first offer from Air Force last Sunday,” said Hughes-Muray. “I was really excited for it and it was just a sign that hard work is starting to pay off. I’ve been working hard with Tracy Ford (of Ford Sports Performance, his 7v7 coach with FSP Elite) and lifting with my dad, lifting with my team. So to received my first offer, its nice to know people are looking here at my hard work.”
Hughes-Muray hopes it’s the start of more.
“Tracy has talked with UCLA about me with Coach (Scott) White,” said Hughes-Muray. “I worked with him at the NW Elite Camp last year and did really well there.”
A number of other schools are also talking with Hughes-Muray.
“Colorado, Cal and Oregon, I’ve been in contact with,” said Hughes-Muray. “I’m going to Washington State’s Junior Day and I went to a couple of Washington games this last year. I’m trying to get up to their spring practices. Montana and Eastern Washington have been talking with me too.”
Hughes-Muray really burst on to the scene last year, when he had a good showing at the NW Elite Camp then followed it up two days later with a good showing at the Oregon NFTC.
His versatility has drawn him more attention.
“Schools have talked about me playing possibly defensive end, outside linebacker and middle linebacker,” said Hughes-Muray. “Wherever is best, wherever is going to help the team.”
Hughes-Muray said he’s hoping to stay out West if possible.
“I’m not limiting my options and not closing any doors, but I’m looking to stay on the West Coast,” said Hughes-Muray.
Hughes-Muray said playing 7v7 this offseason has helped him immensely.
“Playing 7v7 has helped me so much, just in terms of getting use to covering guys, running backs, slot guys, and tracking the ball,” said Hughes-Muray. “Since it’s obviously mostly passing, it’s truly helped me in everything. Working with Tracy has helped me get faster and stronger and I’m working to make a big splash this season.”
Hughes-Muray and FSP Elite will play in the IMG Regionals next month in Los Angeles. He’s also planning on attending either The Opening Regional in Oakland or back in Eugene.
Academically he has a 3.6 and took the SAT earlier this year.