Sugar Land (Texas) Austin running back Jerry Hughes missed part of his junior season with a broken hand, but now he is healed up and ready to show college scouts what he has to offer over a complete season of Texas high school football.
"Jerry is one of the better athletes we have on our team," Austin coach Tom Stuart said. "He plays both running back for us and he is one of our defensive ends. He has great athleticism and is extremely quick. He stands out in drills because of his quickness."
That quickness comes in handy on both sides of the ball for the 6-foot-2, 220-pound prospect.
"Jerry is a great running back. He has really good hands and catches the ball out of the backfield well. He is a strong, north and south runner. He doesn't waste time with left and right. He goes right ahead.
"On defense, he is hard to block because he is so quick. He creates mismatches that the other teams have to figure out how they are going to work around that."
Hughes is receiving attention from several schools.
"He is getting mail from Northwestern, Wisconsin, Missouri, Arkansas, Syracuse and TCU. I know that TCU really likes him. He doesn't have any offers at this point, but those will come."