Hudson Concentrating On Senior Season

Silsbee (TX) HS OT Patrick Hudson is a wanted man, but as the season approaches, he is concentrating on being a leader for his team. Ashton Brooke caught up with the 40th ranked player in the Scout 300 as he prepares for his Senior season.

Silsbee (TX) HS Offensive Tackle Patrick Hudson, is currently 17 going on 30. This 6-foot-5, 320-pound athlete not only speaks with pure eloquence, but he knows how to balance his recruitment process and high school football perfectly. With football practice in full swing for the Silsbee Tigers, Hudson only has one thing on his mind.

“I have to balance out everything,” Hudson explained. “There’s a time for high school football, and then there’s a time for the recruiting process. Right now, I’m just focused on the season.”

When asked about how he predicts the season to go, Hudson had a mature response and a great perspective.

“I think we are going to do really well, but we need to stay humble and not let any beef or trash talk get in our way,” Hudson said. “That’s been the problem for the past several years since I’ve been in high school.”

Even with high school football starting up, Hudson is still staying in touch with the Baylor Bears coaching staff. Hudson has been committed for over a year now, but what was it about the Bears, back in July, that made him pull the trigger?

“It was just that feeling you know? And I still have that same strong feeling I did at the beginning.” Hudson reassured.

Hudson seemed surprised when discussing the talk of another possible flip, but he did acknowledge that he would like to take his five official visits. Something that is not uncommon among many committed recruits these days.

“I’m keeping my eyes open, but I’m with Baylor,” Hudson strongly stated. “You can tell them that.”

Some recruits want immediate playing time, but Hudson prefers it differently.

“Personally I don’t want to because I don’t think I’ll be ready that early,” Hudson said. “If I do I’ll give it my all, but I prefer to get that one year under my belt and go from there.”

Hudson does plan to take his official visits at the end of his senior season, but hasn’t put much thought into where at the moment. Hudson’s twin sister, whom he is close with, also plans to attend Baylor with him as well, and that is something that could certainly play a factor in his final decision.

Stay with BearsIllustrated as we bring the latest on Patrick and all other 2016 commits for Baylor. The defending Big 12 Champions take the field on August 6th in preparation for their season opener against SMU.

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