Treyvon Hughes' move from Waxahachie to Lewisville in March only covered a distance of 50 miles. It signified a much bigger change than that for the Texas running back.
"I was talking with my dad," Hughes said. "He wanted me to come up here and live with him because if I'm with my mom he can't show me how to be a man and how to live in the real world. I agreed and moved in."
In addition to building a relationship with his father, the switch afforded Hughes more exposure on the recruiting front. Coaches drop by Hebron High often to scout a loaded roster.
"It was a surprise because I hadn't been in contact with them at all," the 6-foot, 210-pound Hughes said. "They just showed up and offered. (Monday) was the first time I talked to them."
Woods explained to Hughes why Iowa felt comfortable pulling the trigger on his opportunity.
"He said it was from what he saw (Monday) and on my film," Hughes said. "He also talked to my coaches and they told him I was a great kid and had a good attitude and all of that. I guess he was sold on that."
Hughes is a wrecking ball on legs when he carries the football.
"(Woods) said that he liked my style of running," Hughes said. "I run hard. I just like to run.
"I think I have pretty good vision. I can see an open hole and if there isn't a hole there I will run through people and make a hole for myself."
"I will most definitely visit Iowa," Hughes said. "I also want to see Kansas and maybe Arkansas."
Hughes, who reports running the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds, is taking his time with the recruiting process. He's trying to learn as much as he can about the schools interested in him.
"I really don't know anything (about Iowa)," Hughes said. "I was going to do some research on-line before I went to bed (Monday night)."
Hughes is considering criminal justice and kinesiology as college majors.