Scouts: Hughes is stout, disruptive

Oklahoma State picked up a verbal from a defensive tackle prospect who displays the ability to be a handful in the trenches.

Ben Hughes (Waco, Texas/University) is a big kid who possesses very good playing strength and can not only be a stout presence who is tough to move off the ball, but he is also an explosive kid who can occasionally get up-field and blow up plays.

He needs to be more consistent in his play and bounce back from a recent injury, but this is an intriguing big man who flashes the ability to be a physical and disruptive presence in the heart of the trenches when he is hitting on cylinders.