DeVonte Hughes (South Bend, Ind./Washington) is a 2013 outside linebacker that Michigan State has recruited in the past. He is incredible at chasing down running backs that go to the opposite side of the field that he is on, and he is a great run stopper in general.
Hughes recently visited Indiana State and although it was a success, he said it was more of a business trip than anything else.
“It went well,” Hughes said. “They just wanted to watch my highlight tape and get my transcripts to see how I was doing in school.”
Indiana State is a school he is interested in and it would not be a surprise if he committed to play for them because of his relationship with the team’s defensive coordinator.
“I have a good relationship with the coaching staff, especially the defensive coordinator coach (Rick) Minter,” he said.
Indiana State is also recruiting his high school teammate, 2013 center Dustin Dennig. Hughes said it would be nice if both of them ended up at the same school.
“If we both feel comfortable at Indiana State, it could be a legitimate thing,” he said. “It would be great because he’s someone I’m already comfortable with who would be coming to college with me, so it wouldn’t be like I would have to make new friends.”
The 6-foot, 202-pound linebacker said his current top three schools include Indiana State, Ferris State and Grand Valley State. He has not drawn any interest from new football programs, but said Boston College has mid-level interest in recruiting him.
Hughes plans to visit Ferris State, Indiana State, Boston College and UMass this winter.