Rivals250 linebacker Travis Hughes took two unofficial visits over this past weekend. In addition, the 6-foot-1, 228-pounder finalized his list, scheduling his last three trips in the coming weeks.
"He has dropped LSU and is going on an official to Virginia," Hughes' father Tony said. "The five schools now are North Carolina for an official visit this weekend, the Clemson and Virginia visits are coming up on the 23rd and 30th of October. He's already been to Maryland and Virginia Tech. He will be going to one of these five schools."
Hughes was in Charlottesville and College Park on Saturday for their games, how did the visits go?
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"We didn't stay long at Virginia, we just saw them play and left in the fourth quarter so we could get off to Maryland," he said. "We love the coaches at Virginia. They were awesome and the distance to travel is the best. We talked to them a little bit, but they were really involved with the game. We didn't get to talk to them after since we left early.
"Maryland was good. Trenton is actually coming home this weekend for his game against Green Run. We want to watch them more, Travis is high on them as they are winning, but they've got a big game coming up next weekend."
According to Hughes, all five schools still have something to prove down the final stretch.
"I'm glad were down to five schools and I'm glad to see how things played out," he said. "Virginia Tech had their bump in the road and Maryland is still proving themselves. North Carolina still has some things to work out, but we've been impressed with how they are fighting through the demons, they are still looking solid. Virginia started out very well against USC, that was very impressive and then Clemson is in there.
"I think all five have a lot of upside, but every program has something big going on. It just depends on where it will work academically, who will coach him up to the next level, the social aspect and the ability for his family to see him."
Despite the fact Hughes will be done with officials by the end of the month, his father doesn't believe a decision is coming quickly.
"The playoffs pick up in November and he'll probably take a few more unofficials perhaps for some basketball games and then make a decision after the season."