HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. — One of Houston County High School's state champion baseball players will be in Central Georgia for a little while longer.
HoCo Bear Treyson Hughes announced via Twitter that he will continue his playing career at Mercer University under head baseball coach Craig Gibson.
Hughes was originally committed to West Virginia University. The outfielder stated some personal differences led him to decommit from West Virginia University and turn his search for a college closer to Central Georgia.
"I've always been a big fan of Mercer. Their program is really good. Some things kind of went down with West Virginia that were personal to me and my family, so I just decided that Mercer was a good fit for me," Hughes said.
A big reason for the switch was proximity to family. Mercer is a good central location to both sides of Hughes family.
"My mom's side of the family lives in Atlanta, my dad's side lives in Valdosta so it's dead in the middle. So they're just two hours from each other. So they can come see me play all the time, and that's what I like to see, all the support I can get," Hughes said.
Hughes played outfield for the 2021 Houston County baseball team that won a state championship in May. It was the third state championship in the last 10 years for the program.