New Mexico State has been the lone offer for Richardson (Texas) Pearce high school defensive end Rush Hughes and the 6-foot-2, 216-pound two-star defensive lineman is looking for some more to come his way even though an injury has him sidelined for now.
Hughes has been hearing from several schools other than New Mexico State such as Virginia Military Institute, Villanova, and Houston. Those phone calls have been nice to hear every since he injured himself for a second time this season.
"I sprained my ankle before the season started in a scrimmage and I wasn't running that well on it," Hughes said. "The second game I came back and sprained my knee right after everything else had healed. I had literally eight plays before it happened."
"The injury is minor and I'm coming back after this week. The schools are still talking and listening to me, I just have to show them now."
The calls from VMI, Villanova, and Houston this month have been low key but Hughes thinks something will come from them.
"They just ask me how my season is going and how their season is going," Hughes said. "We just shoot the breeze basically. Usually they're just checking in."
New Mexico State is still a big school on his list being his only offer.
"They're in the running because they're my only offer, but I was really hoping to see more after I broke out this year," Hughes said. "The injury has slowed that now. I'll be back though."