Harker Heights (Texas) struggled a bit this past season, finishing with a 3-7 record in a tough district. However, there were some bright spots for the Knights. One of those was junior offensive tackle Camrhon Hughes.
The 6-foot-6, 269-pound Hughes was one of the more physically imposing prospects at the U.S. Army All-American Combine this past weekend and he is already firmly on the radar of colleges across the country.
"I get stuff from the Big 12 schools a lot," Hughes said. "I get letters from Oregon, Alabama, Boise State - I get letters from all over. I'm hearing from a lot of schools."
Hughes received his first offer a few months ago after visiting a Big 12 South campus.
"I've got an offer from Baylor," he said. "That came the last game of the regular season when they played Oklahoma. I went to their game as a recruit and one of the coaches there was like, 'You know you have an offer from us.' I had also been to their game against Kansas but they didn't tell me anything like that then.
"It surprised me a lot. We were going up there just to have a good time and they told me I had an offer. They told me it was a full ride. That was completely unexpected and pretty cool."
A couple of other Big 12 South schools appear close to following Baylor's lead.
"The coach from Oklahoma State was talking to me about an offer," Hughes said. "Also, I'm going up to (Texas) A&M for their junior day on either Jan. 22 or 29. They've talked about how they're likely going to offer me then."
Hughes admits to being a fan of another in-state school. However, they have not been in touch with him much as of late due to extenuating circumstances.
"I've grown up a fan of Texas," he said. "I was hearing from them before and then all [the coaches] got fired or left. My recruiter, coach (Will) Muschamp, he went to Florida. After he went to Florida he called my coach and they said they should be having some contact with me.
"The new guy at Texas, I don't remember his name, but my coach said he used to live down here so he'll probably recruit around where we are. I should hear from them again then."
Hughes was a unanimous first-team all-district selection as a junior.