Texas DE to play linebacker

Richardson (Texas) Pearce weakside defensive end Rush Hughes is looking over one offer and plenty of options, but not exactly at his current position.
Many schools, including his first offer New Mexico State, are looking at the 6-foot-2, 216-pound defender for the linebacker spot. Arkansas, Texas A&M, SMU, North Texas, and UTEP are many schools that think the Lone Star defensive sleeper is versatile enough and better prepared for that position.
"That's pretty much where everybody would like to see me play at," Hughes said. "All the D-1 schools want me at linebacker and then there are smaller schools that could keep me where I'm at."
His camp schedule gave him the opportunity to show off his skills at several positions and included stops at SMU, Houston, Texas A&M, and North Texas.
"They all seemed to be equally good but I think I took a lot more from A&M," Hughes said. "Coach (Stan) Eggen really gave me a lot of quality stuff to work on. The one-on-one contact with the coaches was really great."
Whether his decision is sooner than later comes down to the bigger offers he receivers.
"I'm not really sure, but I want to play D-1 and I only have that one offer in that category," he said. "If I have more options later, then I'll make my decision closer to Signing Day."
Houston and SMU have expressed interest in offering sometime during his senior season.