June 1, 2009

Coach's son has no favorites

Oak Grove three-star athlete Jay Hughes is in a unique situation.

Hughes currently has eight scholarship offers including one from Mississippi State where his father Tony Hughes serves as safeties coach and recruiting coordinator. Will having the elder Hughes on staff help or hurt the Bulldogs chances of landing this Magnolia State standout?

"I've thought about playing for my dad but I'm also trying to see what everybody else has to offer right now," Hughes said.

Hughes also has offers from Duke, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Louisiana Tech and Tulsa.

"I don't have any favorites right now," Hughes said. "Everybody is about on the same level."

Tony Hughes coached at four of the schools that have extended offers to his son: Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Louisiana Tech.

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