Jackson State inks first signee under Coach Hughes

Updated 2:01 PM CST, Tom Joyner Foundation

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JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State football program inked Justin Blue a 5’8, 194 pound running back from Southwest Mississippi Community College, its first signee of the Tony Hughes era on Wednesday.

The Brookhaven, Mississippi native rushed for 555 yards (61.7 ypg) and four touchdowns for the Southwest Bears during the 2015 season. Hughes, who was announced as JSU’s head football coach on Monday, is widely regarded as one of the top recruiters in the nation.

While at Brookhaven High School, Blue recorded 1,853 career rushing yards and 17 touchdowns. He averaged 6.5 yards per carry and 61.8 yards per game. As a senior he rushed for 1,108 yards and 11 touchdowns on 146 carries.

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