Rudolph Meets with Hughes

Doing his best to make sure Wisconsin is getting all the best players in the state, Badgers offensive line coach Joe Rudolph met with Franklin offensive lineman, and Northern Illinois commit, Vincent Hughes Friday.

Since being officially named Wisconsin’s offensive coordinator, former Badgers offensive lineman Joe Rudolph has spent the first days of the live recruiting period making the rounds to some of the best high school prospects in the state.

Not surprisingly, Rudolph stopped by Franklin High School to check on senior offensive tackle Vincent Hughes, who is currently committed to Northern Illinois.

“Wisconsin stopped by my school on Friday,” Hughes told BadgerNation. “Coach Rudolph was the coach and he told me that he really liked my film and the way I play. He contacted my dad last night, too. He is going to give me a call on Sunday night regarding where we stand. I got a very positive vibe from him.

“He’s a great guy. He is very professional. He emphasized how he would maximize player’s abilities, which I liked.”

The 6-6, 250-pound Hughes, who currently sits as the No. 58 ranked offensive tackle and a three-star recruit by, knows with this recent spike of interest from the Badgers that an offer possibly could be on the way, creating a very difficult decision with signing day fast approaching.

“Being committed to Northern Illinois I would have to take (into) consideration,” said Hughes. “I would weigh the positives and negatives of Wisconsin, then make a choice based off what would benefit me the most. If I had to sign the next day, it would be with Northern Illinois.

“What I like about Wisconsin is being an in-state kid, I would enjoy playing for my home university. That awesome fan base along with the outstanding academics. It wouldn’t be easy decision.”

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