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Focus 2007: RB Robert Hughes (U-M Jr. Day)

Focus 2007: RB Robert Hughes (U-M Jr. Day)

A prospect that will be highly recruited in 2006 will be Chicago running back Robert Hughes. The 5-foot-11, 227-pounder, from Hubbard High, will be a four-year varsity starter and was an all-state selection as a junior. Hughes was a standout at the U.S. Army National Combine that was held in earlier this month in San Antonio. Two schools have offered a scholarship.

"Illinois was the first school to offer a scholarship," Robert Hughes said. "Yesterday, Purdue came to my school and told my coach that I have a scholarship offer from them now. I believe it was Coach (Mark) Hagen that was in from Purdue. "I can't name seven schools right now as favorites. Can I just name everyone? I don't want to shut out anyone right now. There are a lot of schools that I'm...

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