Hughes remains upbeat despite tough year 

October, 9, 2012
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The football field is a break from a reality that hasn’t always been easy for Longhorns linebacker commitment Naashon Hughes (Harker Heights, Texas/Harker Heights) through the last year.

On Nov. 10, 2011, Hughes was asleep with six other family members inside his home when a loud explosion woke everyone at 3 a.m. The family made it out safely but the house eventually became engulfed in flames and burned down. Reports were that the fire was caused by a faulty electrical connection in the kitchen.

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William Wilkerson/ESPN.comThree-star linebacker Naashon Hughes, a Texas commit, is staying positive and ready to enroll at Texas.
At the time of the explosion, Hughes, whose brother Camrhon Hughes is a redshirt freshman at Texas, was upstairs with their 13-year-old brother Christopher, who was lying in a hospital bed with two broken legs he suffered in a basketball game.

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