April 24, 2009

In-state OL picks up Auburn offer

Springville (Ala.) offensive lineman Chase Hughes left Auburn Friday afternoon with a big grin on his face.

The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Hughes, who came down with his family for a visit, picked up an offer from the Tigers.

"It feels great, just awesome. I'm almost without words," Hughes said. "I'd been talking to them for a while and we've been getting a real good relationship going. (AU assistant) Trooper Taylor is pretty much family to me by now.

"I'm pretty sure I'm the first offensive lineman to get an offer and that's real huge to me."

The offer came during a meeting with head coach Gene Chizik.

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