Hughes trying to make a name

Hughes trying to make a name

Christian County defensive end Chuck Hughes has had a busy off-season that included a number of camps. Hughes has learned a lot from his camp visits.

Christian County defensive end Chuck Hughes has had a busy off-season that included a number of camps. Hughes has learned a lot from his camp visits.

Last season Chuck Hughes was one of the stars of Christian County's 12-3 team. Hughes had 56 tackles and three fumbles recovered in 12 games coming off the edge at defensive end.

This spring he has worked hard and camped with several schools after catching the attention of many coaching staffs.

"I've camped with Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, Louisville, Southern Illinois and soon I will camp with South Carolina, Purdue and South Florida. I will maybe camp with Marshall," he said.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound defensive end feels like he's shown his potential and could be nearing some offers.

"I feel as if I've surprised everyone this year by proving that I'm a bigger guy with good speed and technique," said Hughes. "(I've shown) that I'm not only good for just a speed rush, but I can go to toe-to-toe with a big offensive lineman and make plays," he said.

"I'm not sure (when the offers will come). Kentucky seemed really interested in me. Eastern and Western both really liked me as well. And Lindsey Wilson and Tennessee Martin have been in touch as well," he continued.

It could be a difficult task for Christian County to reach the 5-A state championship game again, but Hughes is going to do his part to get them back.

"I'm working the hardest on my footwork and my explosiveness to get ready for the next level and my senior year," he said. "I think we will have a pretty strong team. We will be more rounded and unlike last year we won't rely on athletic abilities," he said.

Overall, Hughes is just looking forward to enjoying his senior season with his long-time friends.

"I'm just looking forward to spending my last year of high school with boys I've been playing football with since Bud Hudson (little league). And I'm looking forward to trying to get back to Bowling Green and proving we aren't just a fluke," he finished.

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