January 29, 2009

GBK.com catches up with Army commit, Casey Hughes

Three weeks ago, defensive back Casey Hughes gave his pledge to Coach Ellerson and staff to play football at Army.

The safety prospect's initial stop will be at the USMAPS, as he makes the first step towards his life long goal, which is to be a West Point Cadet and eventually, a military officer.

The 6-foot-0, 175 pound safety is out of Shillington (PA) Governor Mifflin High School, where he also plays the two guard and small forward for the school's basketball team.

GoBlackKnights.com had a chance to catch with Hughes for a brief time of Q&A.

*** Q&A ***

GBK.COM: What made you say yes to Army?

Casey Hughes: I've always wanted to be a military officer, so it was an easy choice for me. I'm very excited about my decision.

GBK.com: What is your favorite book?

CH: I don't read that much (laughing). No seriously, I would say "Of Mice and Men".

GBK.com: Who is your favorite football player in college or the NFL?

CH: It use to be Emmitt Smith, he's my all time favorite. Present day players, it is Brian Dawkins.

GBK.COM: Have decided what you want to major in?

CH: I would really like to major in Linguistics.

GBK.COM: If I were to open up your CD player, what music would I find?

CH: Definitely some country music and most likely Toby Keith and another one I like is Tim McGraw.

GBK.COM: What do you like to do in your spare time, when you aren't playing football, basketball or studying?

CH: I like hanging with my friends, playing Xbox or spending time with my horse.

GBK.COM: Your horse?

CH: Yes {laughing} A thoroughbred, we got him from a horse rescue where I work.

GBK.COM: Are you planning on taking an official visit to Army?

CH: I'm not sure, probably not. I have been there several times … the last time was when Army played Louisiana Tech.

GoBlackKnights.com congratulates Casey Hughes on his commitment to play football at Army and join the Long Gray Line.

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