|Treyvon Hughes||RB||HS- Hebron HS||Carrollton, TX||6'0||220 lbs||3 Star - ESPN|
Coming off a solid senior season in 2013 where he rushed for 1,445 yards with a 6.0 yards per carry average, Treyvon Hughes was a huge pickup, and boost to the bright future of Miner running backs.
When Sean Kugler took the reins as head coach, power, physical, down hill running were said to be forte of the offense.
After a solid start to the season in the run game, the Miners will continue to build horses for the running back stable, and Hughes is a perfect fit to what emerged last year as a potent part of the Miner offensive attack at times.
Hughes ran for over 120 yards six times during his senior year, including a 71 yard touchdown scamper which totaled him 129 yards on just 12 carries in a blow out win over a very solid Abilene High.
He was named co-offensive MVP of District 5-5A, which is pretty impressive with the teams that call District 5-5A home. Hughes was also ranked 81st in the 2014 ESPN Top Running Backs List, his offensive unit averaged over 200 yards on the ground last season
Hebron made it to the area round of last season playoffs before falling to eventual state champion Cedar Hill. Hughes's transfer brought a resurgence to Hebron, accounting over 40 percent of his teams offensive production last year.
During his junior year in 2012 he earned All-District honors while playing for Waxahacie. Running for 1,461 yards with 16 touchdowns in that season, he also was vital in the huge upset of West Mesquite, who was a top team in the Dallas area during that season.
Hughes also returned kicks in high school, and was often compared to Adrian Peterson by those in the Dallas Metroplex.
At 6'0 220 lbs, there is no doubt he has the perfect size for a power back needed to move the chains in the power running scheme, though Hughes has great speed and footwork that to me are his main weapons.
A look at this video from his junior year shows while he does look like a man against boys size wise, his deceptive speed, and amazing vision, coupled with his top notch agility makes defender after defender whiff time, and time again.
Other offers were from Iowa, and Nevada, while Texas, Texas A&M, and Arkansas all showed interest
As you see in the video, majority of the carries are from the two back set which tells me a schematic adjustment will not be a problem, though the crowded backfield already in place may force us to wait a year or two before we can see him in the Sun Bowl.
Just imagine him and Aaron Jones in the backfield the year after this one.
With all five running backs who saw significant action last season slated to return this fall, a red shirt looks like a high possibility this year for Treyvon.
But then again, just like Aaron Jones did, if you turn Kugler's head during practice that could be your ticket on the field.
It may be wise to let Hughes adjust to the college life, put a little more bulk on, and receive some top level training to improve his already solid speed. Hughes is a proven feature back, though will be a monster compliment to Aaron Jones in the future.
UTEP wants the run the ball efficiently, and forcefully, all film suggests Treyvon Hughes will fit that mold, this is a guy who needs to be on the field in the future for the Miners, everyone will know his name in a couple of seasons.
Good catch coach.