Zy’Aire Hughes moving to secondary


Zy’Aire Hughes, a redshirt freshman from McCracken County, had been moved from receiver to defense back — at least for now.

“We’re exploring. We’re looking at him. He’s only made that move, I wanna say two practices. So this was just his second day out there,” UK coach Mark Stoops said Saturday.

“Wanted to get a good look at him. It’s a double-edged sword. We lose a bunch of wide receivers after this year, and he’s doing a good job at wideout. But we’re getting thin in the secondary, and he’s just so quick. He has such great change of direction. He can run, so I just wanted to look at him a bit.”

He was tagged as an “athlete” by most recruiting analysts because of his athleticism and ability to play either offense or defense.

“He’s a quick twitch guy, now. I’m excited to see him improve,” Kentucky defensive coordinator Jeff House said. ‘He’s been in there with Coach Clink a bunch, so he’s hungry to learn, which is huge.”

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