Jackson Hughes of Douglas Chooses Football at Black Hills State
Douglas High School senior Jackson Hughes signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to play football at Black Hills State University.
Hughes is a three-sport student-athlete at DHS.
The senior was recently named to the Casper Star Tribune's Super 25 First Team. He was an all-state and two-time all-conference player for the Bearcats.
In the 2022 season, Hughes led Class 3A in scoring with 150 points. He scored 16 touchdowns and kicked five field goals and 39 extra points. Hughes caught 37 passes for 792 yards and 10 touchdowns. He ran it 56 times for 499 yards and 4 TDs. Hughes was the top punt returner in 3A with four returns for 133 yards, an average of 33.2 yards per return. He returned one punt 60 yards for a touchdown. On defense, Hughes led 3A with six interceptions. He made 50.5 tackles, which included 2.5 tackles for loss, recovered one fumble, and had five pass breakups.
He has played receiver, safety, quarterback, punt and kick returner, kicker, and punter for Douglas.
Hughes is a two-time all-state and all-conference pick in soccer, plus all-conference in basketball for the Bearcats.
In a release to WyoPreps, Hughes said he chose Black Hills State over other offers, "because of the quality of the football program being built, the beauty of the Spearfish (SD) area, and the family ties to the university. Hughes' grandfather, who still lives in Spearfish, is a Hall of Fame former coach for the Yellow Jackets, and his father and uncles attended and competed for the Yellow Jackets."
Black Hills State University is in Spearfish, SD. They are a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and compete at the NCAA Division II level.