POSTSEASON BOWL GAMES 2012: Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
INDIVIDUAL HIGH SCHOOL HONORS 2012: All-American (Semper Fidelis), All-West Region (PrepStar), No. 9 among top 10 defensive ends in the West prior to Signing Day (Scout)
INDIVIDUAL HIGH SCHOOL STATS/NOTES (RANKINGS) CAL CAREER (2010-12): 80 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries 2012: 60 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery ... career-high 9 tackles and career-high-tying 3.0 tackles for loss vs. King, while adding career-high-tying 3.0 tackles for loss in following game against Roosevelt 2011: 14 tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 quarterback hurry 2010: 6 tackles
HIGH SCHOOL TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS CAREER (2010-12): 2-time California state runner-up ... SoCal Regional Open Division champions ... 2-time Southern Section Inland Division champions ... 3-time Big VIII League champions ... 40-5 Overall, 19-0 Big VIII League 2012: California State runner-up ... SoCal Regional Open Division champions ... Southern Section Inland Division champions ... Big VIII League champions ... 14-2 Overall, 5-0 Big VIII League ... Won 14 straight games before loss to De La Salle in the Open Division Bowl Game ... Ranked No. 2 in California, No. 13 in the nation and No. 17 in the Xcellent 25 rank according to MaxPreps 2011: Southern Section Inland Division runner-up ... Big VIII League champions ... 12-2 Overall, 7-0 Big VIII League ... Ranked No. 11 in California and No. 64 in the nation according to MaxPreps 2010: California State runner-up ... Southern Section Inland Division champions ... Big VIII League champions ... 14-1 Overall, 7-0 Big VIII League ... Ranked No. 5 in California and No. 13 in the Xcellent 25 rank and No. 20 in the nation according to MaxPreps
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ESPN: Hughes is a bit of a D-Line 'tweener. If he continues to play in a 3-4 as he does in high school he will be an end, but if he lands at a college that utilizes a four-man front may end up developing into more of an interior player. He has solid height as he looks to be a little taller than he may be listed with solid bulk and room to add some more good size with time in a college weight program ... He does a good job of consistently bringing his hands and maintaining separation when he takes on blockers and demonstrates the ability to play with good pad level and can be physical at the point-of-attack ... An active pass rusher who will work to attack half-a-man and again uses his hands well and works to stay active with them.
Named to the SoCal All-Nike Football Training Camp Team in April of 2012
Played two years of high school hoops