Kentucky lands second 2016 football recruit in McCracken's Hughes

jsmith3@herald-leader.comJuly 19, 2014 

In what could be a huge year for in-state recruits, Kentucky got its second big pickup of the 2016 class from McCracken County athlete Zy'Aire Hughes on Saturday.

Hughes, a 6-foot-1, 185-pounder who has played multiple positions including quarterback and wide receiver, is the second commitment for that class behind Lafayette offensive lineman Landon Young, rated No. 271 in ESPN's new rankings for the 2016 class.

Other top in-state prospects in the 2016 class include Drake Jackson, an offensive lineman from Woodford County, Male wide receiver Keion Wakefield and Ashland Blazer running back Quinton Baker, the son of former UK running back Al Baker. All three players were in attendance for UK's Friday Night Blue Lights Camp this weekend.

In limited time at quarterback at McCracken County last season, Hughes threw for 1,253 yards and 14 touchdowns in five games.

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