June 17, 2010

Rivals250 LB focuses list, lines up visits

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Rivals250 linebacker Travis Hughes has been laying low for the past month since the Virginia Tech Nike Camp. Now the 6-foot-1, 228-pounder is focusing in on some favorites and planning to take some visits.

"He's been healing his ankle since the Nike Camp at Virginia Tech," Hughes' father Tony said. "It's going good and he's focusing on his exams and SATs right now, trying to get those up. We're also getting ready for the summer."

What is the plan for the summer?

"We're going to North Carolina next weekend on the 26th," he said. "After that, we're going to call Coach Newsome about setting up a visit to Virginia Tech. I believe it'll be for the camp on July 10th.

"We're going to go down to Clemson too in July. He wants to make sure he goes to those. We'll probably visit LSU at the end of July also. I know he's also got a team camp at NC State sometime this summer."

In addition to all those visits, Hughes plans to participate in the Gridiron Classic in Orlando Florida in July.

According to the elder Hughes, there are a handful of teams sticking out at this time.

"He's got a top six of (no order) North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia Tech, LSU, Clemson and he likes USC. He still wants to get down there for a visit. I think Michigan has moved up the list now ahead of USC."

Despite plans to visit just about all of his top schools, Hughes isn't in a hurry to make a decision.

"He's going to wait till the season, probably mid-season to make a decision," he said. "He wants to see how football goes for the teams. I know he wants to take officials to Tech, Maryland, North Carolina, LSU and there is a fifth one that isn't known yet."

Brian Mohr has covered recruiting in the mid-Atlantic since 2004 and has covered Virginia Tech since 2006 for Hokiehaven.com. To contact Brian, please email him at brian.mohr@cox.net for questions, comments or tips, which are always welcome and appreciated

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