“While the NFL Draft is not an exact science”, said Vince Calo, President of Blaster Sports & Media, I really expect the NFL to take notice of Hughes.
The Rugged Defender to Participate and Test at NFL Combine in Indianapolis
Cleveland, Ohio….February 24, 2012…Blaster Sports and Media, a division of one of the world’s most diverse entertainment companies, Blaster Entertainment announced the signing of University of Cincinnati Defensive Tackle John Hughes to their rapidly growing roster of young, powerful sports talent. Hughes is a rugged 6’3”, 305 lb powerhouse who uses his strength and speed to secure impressive sacks and tackles while playing for the Bearcats.
The Gahanna, Ohio native will be interviewing and testing at the NFL Combine this weekend in Indianapolis whe his athleticism and high character has already propelled him to be considered one of the best at his position in the eyes of all 32 NFL teams that will be conducting interviews and testing.
According to the NFL Combine website (http://www.nflcombine.net): "Participants are determined annually by a Selection Committee. The Directors of both National and BLESTO scouting services, which combined represent twenty-five NFL teams, are joined by members of various NFL player personnel departments to form the committee. The participating NFL executives can rotate on a yearly basis, and remain anonymous. ALL eligible players are reviewed and voted on by the committee members. Each athlete receiving the necessary number of votes, by position, is then extended an invitation. While it is not a perfect science, the goal of the committee is to invite every player that will be drafted in the ensuing NFL Draft."
“While the NFL Draft is not an exact science”, said Vince Calo, President of Blaster Sports & Media, I really expect the NFL to take notice of Hughes. John is already thought of highly by the NFL community which is why he was invited. He’s been working extremely hard and our expectation is that we will have an exciting NFL Draft come April.”
Hughes was a stand-out prep at Gahanna Lincoln, earning Associated Press All-Ohio honors and being chosen to play in the prestigious Big 33 All-Star Game. While at the University of Cincinnati, Hughes was an early contributor for the Bearcat defense and a two-year starter as defensive tackle. His senior year was his best when he tallied 5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss.
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