Despite a lackluster passing offense last season in Bloomington, Hughes managed to lead the team with 35 grabs, averaging 15.3 yards per catch. A former high school quarterback, he moved to receiver soon after arriving on campus in order to find the field early in his career. Hughes was a three-star recruit out of Indianapolis and soon committed to the Hoosiers after receiving his offer. He spent most of his freshman season on special teams in 2010 before becoming the team's top offensive target in 2011. Hughes finished his sophomore season with 35 catches for 536 yards and three scores, adding 162 rushing yards and a handful of tackles on special teams.
While still lacking polish, Hughes progressed immensely from his freshman to sophomore seasons and should improve even more in 2012 with another full season at receiver under his belt. He is a creative athlete with the foot speed to make things happen with the ball in his hands, showing astute field awareness and natural instincts for the game. Hughes has room to improve his focus and route running to be considered a consistent receiving option in the pros, but could be on his way as he continues to develop.--Dane Brugler
08/13/2013 - OTHER INDIANA PROSPECTS WORTH WATCHING: WR Kofi Hughes (6-1, 215, 4.54)...Like Latimer, Hughes flashes a good size/athleticism combo and good ball skills. Is raw as a route-runner though, and will need to display better overall consistency as a senior to warrant a pick. Caught 43 passes, including 3 TDs as a junior. - Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com