Hughes-Murray is one of the top in-state linebackers and he's had an outstanding spring. The talented prospect was at Washington recently for camp and he said he felt he showed the coaches what he could do.
"It went great," Hughes-Murray told Dawgman.com recently. "They said they like everything about me and that I really helped myself on Saturday but they want to see my first two or three games."
Hughes-Murray had hoped to come away with an offer, but since that didn't come, he's still looking to work on his overall game.
"Well, I was disappointed but if they're saying that I need to do some work to show them more then I have already, then I will have to do it, but I feel like I performed on a high level consistently and shined above the rest. There's always more work to do though."
In addition to his camp at Montlake, Hughes-Murray also plied his wares at the Oregon and Oregon State camps last week as well as the NIKE Opening Regional event nine days ago.
So far, Hughes-Murray has hauled in offers from Air Force, Eastern Washington, Montana, New Mexico, UNLV and Utah State and he's getting heavy interest from the Dawgs as well as Washington State, Oregon, San Jose State and UCLA.
At a little over 6'3" and weighing in recently at 245 pounds, Hughes-Murray could be growing himself into a BUCK once he gets into college, but his overall instincts and toughness make him a great fit at a true linebacker spot as well.
"I feel like I can play anywhere my coaches want me to play," Hughes-Murray told Dawgman this spring. "I'm open to playing anywhere and doing whatever my (current and future) coaches want me to do.
"I like to be physical and I think I have good enough speed to play in space and when it's time to make a play, that's where I think I'm at my best."
Hughes-Murray is in constant contact with Washington coaches Chris Strausser (area recruiter), Bob Gregory (position coach) and head coach Chris Petersen, so he's definitely an in-state prospect on the Husky coaches' radar.
The linebacker prospect has said he does not plan to make an early decision, hoping to garner more offers/interest once his season gets underway.