Hughes said Oklahoma State had been one of his top schools, and he also was hearing a lot from TCU, who said they really wanted him on their team.
"Tulsa, the Ragin Cajuns, and Kansas were also recruiting me a lot," added Hughes.
Baylor, Minnesota, Mississippi State and Indiana were other schools that had reportedly offered Hughes. We don't have any stats on Hughes through the first seven games of the 2012 season, but as a junior he was credited with 87 total tackles and six sacks, big numbers for an inside technique defensive tackle.
"I feel good about it, but I hate to be done. The doctors said it was an MCL/PCL injury and it will be four to six weeks," explained Hughes. "I will be out there at the stadium tomorrow when we play Burleson."
University has a 4-3 record overall and is 2-2 in District 8-4A. Hughes did not say when he might take a visit or if he was going to be at any OSU home games later this season.