Richardson (Texas) Pearce defensive end Rush Hughes has been looking for his first official scholarship offer to come through, and the good news for the 6-foot-3, 230-pounder is that the wait is over.
"Coach (Mason) Miller from New Mexico State e-mailed me and said that an offer was coming in the mail," Hughes said.
"He also told me that their defensive coordinator liked the way I play and they think I could be a very good outside linebacker in their 3-4 defense."
Hughes hopes that the offer is one of many to come in the future. Arkansas, Iowa, Purdue, Texas A&M and SMU have also been linked with him.
Before he started rushing passers, Hughes rushed the football as a running back. As he grew, the shift to defense became a natural move. His best-ever 40-yard dash time is 4.77 seconds, which he ran as a 190-pound back. The good news is he has maintained regular 4.8-second times in the 40, despite adding 40 pounds.