UTEP’s running back depth took a possible major hit as El Paso Times reporter Bret Bloomquist reports that sophomore Treyvon Hughes will be out for the year with a meniscus tear in his knee.
Trayvon Hughes out for the year with a knee injury. Door open for Wadley to be backup rb— Bretbloomquist (@Bretbloomquist) August 12, 2016
Hughes had a strong spring after an injury riddled 2015 freshman year in where he ran for 67-yards in nine games in UTEP’s running back by committee approach in last season.
While Hughes’ injury seems to be a major loss to the Miners depth behind Aaron Jones, the door of opportunity will now open up for some freshman to take the reigns.
True freshman Quadraiz Wadley has been receiving strong reviews from coach Kugler, along with fellow freshman Kevin Dove. The freshman pair have seen their reps increase since Hughes went down.
UTEP also has been working in junior transfer Orion Prescott in the number two role, and TK Powell is another name to keep an eye on as fall camp rolls on.