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George Washington’s Michael Hughes Commits to Appalachian State



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One of the top high school football recruits in West Virginia has found a collegiate home.

George Washington kicker/punter Michael Hughes tweeted on Saturday that he received a scholarship offer from Appalachian State. On Sunday evening, he took to social media to announce he has committed to Mountaineers.

Hughes, a Class AAA first team All-State selection last season as a junior who was rated a 4.5 (out of 5) star prospect by, also has offers from Marshall, West Virginia,and Old Dominion according to 247Sports. Appalachian State coach Shawn Clark, like Hughes, is a Charleston native. Clark graduated from GW in 1994 before going on to play at Appalachian State.

Hughes was also one of several student-athletes from GW and rival South Charleston featured in a recent video asking West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to allow students to play games.


Kanahwa County, home to both GW and South Charleston, has been orange on the state’s COVID-19 school reentry map for the first three weeks of the football season, meaning practices have been allowed but games have not.

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Tom has spent the last decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia, most recently as the WVU beat writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and with previous stops at the Charleston Daily Mail, the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and the Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia -- where he currently resides -- and is a 2010 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.

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