It's been active five weeks of recruiting for Bullard 2016 outside linebacker Mikah Hughes, who received his third Division I offer on Tuesday.

Hughes (6-1, 197) announced via Twitter that Houston Baptist was the next in line to target the Panthers' two-way standout, who also serves as a slot receiver on offense.

He previously picked up offers from fellow FCS programs Bucknell and Liberty, and Northeastern State of the Division II ranks.

Houston Baptist, which is coached by Vic Shealy, participates in the Southland Conference, and represents the first in-state offer for Hughes.

The Huskies are coming off their first official season of collegiate football, having played a seven-game exhibition schedule in 2013. Houston Baptist was 2-9 a season ago, but did pick up a conference win over Nicholls State.

Hughes was one of 113 participants at the third annual ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine on May 10 in Tyler. Competing with the linebackers, he put up 14 reps of 205 pounds in the bench press event, a four-way tie for ninth place among linebackers and running backs at the combine.

The Bullard standout helped guide his squad to a Class 4A Division II bi-district playoff appearance last season.

Bullard will be a team to watch this season. On top of college interest for Hughes, junior tight end Major Tennison holds an offer from Texas Tech.

Hughes, like all football prospects in the Class of 2016, will become eligible to sign with any program that offers him on Feb. 3.