Liberty Offers Bullard’s Mikah Hughes
Bullard linebacker and slot receiver Mikah Hughes picked up a new college football scholarship opportunity Tuesday.
Liberty did the honor, Hughes announced through his personal Twitter account. The Flames join fellow Division I FCS competitor Bucknell as well as Northeastern State from the Division II ranks in the chase.
Coached by Turner Gill, the former Buffalo and Kansas head man, the Flames have tied for a share of the Big South Conference's league title in each of his three seasons at the helm.
The 2014 campaign was a banner year for the program. It earned its first FCS playoff berth with an 8-4 regular season record and advanced to the second round of the competition.
Gill, a Fort Worth native and former quarterback at Nebraska, has recruited 11 Texans to Lynchburg, Va., during his tenure. Texas High defensive lineman William Brown signed with Gill as part of a 14-man recruiting class earlier this year.
Hughes (6-1, 197) participated as a linebacker at the third annual ETSN.fm + APEC Football Recruiting Combine last month in Tyler. 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.