January 18, 2010

Hughes goes indepth about commitment

Chris Hughes saw all that he needed to see this weekend.

The three-star safety from Mobile, Ala., turned down seven other scholarship offers and made his commitment to Mississippi State while on his official visit to Starkville.

"It made me realize that this was where I wanted to be," Hughes said. "I've always said I wanted to go to a place where your teammates stick together like family and I got that by visiting Mississippi State. I saw that teammates stood up for each other and they also stood up for their recruits. The players that were showing us around were real good folks and that's a good thing. They looked out for us, even the ones that haven't committed yet."

The six-foot, 215-pounder began seeing the family atmosphere the Bulldogs share soon after arriving on Friday. MSU head coach Dan Mullen invited the visiting recruits over to his home for dinner that evening.

"We went over to Coach Mullen's house on Friday," Hughes said. "He has a beautiful house. He said that he's fit his whole football team in there before. It was pretty big and a good thing to experience."

Hughes remained uncommitted until Saturday afternoon but made his decision while in attendance at the State-Georgia men's basketball game. Hughes and the rest of the recruits received a standing ovation as they entered Humphrey Coliseum from the maroon and white faithful.

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