Top 10 players of Gridiron Glory: #8 Zyaire Hughes


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PADUCAH, KY -- Although he may be sporting a different uniform, there is no hiding what McCracken County's Zyaire Hughes brings to the table.

"He is just a great athlete," Murray head coach Steve Duncan said. "He has quickness. When he has got the ball in his hands defensive coordinators get nervous."

This year he will see most of his time at quarterback, but he can play anywhere on the field.

"Dual-threat, can catch, run and throw. What more could you want," Mayfield head coach Joe Morris said. "Anytime you have a dual-threat quarterback, it puts a lot of strain on the defense."

"When you have someone who drops, tucks, and runs the option the way he does, it's hard to stop," Calloway County head coach Brad Lawson said.

Entering into his sophomore season, Hughes is already well known by everyone -- including the coaches who haven't had a chance to play against him.

"We saw the Christian County game on film," Graves County head coach Lance Gregory said. "It seemed like every time he touched the ball, he was ripping off 20, 30 or even 40 yard runs."

And that is why most coaches consider the young Mustang a game changer.

"You realize that he is a freshman doing that," Lawson said. "Then you think, gosh what a talent."

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