Hudson 12th Commitment for A-State

The courtship has not been long but it did not take much for Manor (Texas) defensive lineman Marcus Horton Hudson to say yes to Arkansas State.

Hudson is the Red Wolves' 12 commitment. He made the pledge to coach Bryan Harsin Sunday night.

"I am pretty excited,'' said Hudson, who is 6-foot-4, 260 pounds. He said his best 40 time is 5 flat.

"This has all happened pretty fast," he said. "It was a couple of weeks ago and I had just gone to the field house because it was athletic period and I saw our coach walking toward me and he had a coach from Arkansas State with him."

Head coach Harsin and receivers coach Anthony Tucker made a trip to the Austin area when the Red Wolves were off the weekend after the Louisiana-Lafayette game.

"Not long after that coach (Blake) Baker started following me on Twitter," said Hudson. "I did some research on the school and really, really liked everything I saw. I watched a lot on You Tube. I feel good about everything that I saw."

Next up will be a visit to Jonesboro after the Mustangs' season.

"I am looking forward to going up there," he said.

For his high school team, Hudson is a busy man.

"I have played every position on the defensive line, all of the techniques. And lately I have been playing some left tackle on offense. I have not played it in a game but I think I will get some time there the rest of the season."

Manor is 8-1 on the season and is headed toward the state playoffs. The Mustangs play in Class 4A, Texas' second largest classification. He earned second-team all-district honors last season.

He said Tulsa recruited him and lot in the spring and Texas State was busy talking to him during the summer. He holds offers from Incarnate Word and Abilene Christian.