The visit to Durham for the game against North Carolina was a turning point in the recruitment of Arlington (Va.) Bishop O'Connell standout Myles Hudzick. And now, after a few months to contemplate it all, he's a Blue Devil.
"Ever since I visited a few months ago, Duke just felt right for me," said Hudzick. "I honest had nothing negative to say or feel about the program. I loved the coaching philosophy and all the vibes I received were nothing by positive. Everyone there just made me feel at home."
"Duke's combination of academics and athletics really can't be beat, and of course my family and I were really impressed by that. With the facilities...I didn't get see everything, but I liked what I saw and the improvements are great."
Checking in at 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, Hudzick plays safety for Bishop O'Connell, and that's where he could play at the next level. However, there's a long time before his final position will solidify it seems.
"The coaches told me that we'll have to see where things are when I get there. Right now I am a safety, but if cornerback works better then we'll make that switch in positions. Nothing is set in stone yet in terms of that."
Recruiting by Coach Roper, Hudzick says the relationship with both his recruiting coach and the coaching staff as a whole was a major factor in his decision.
"I talked all the time with Coach Roper, but also Coach Guerrieri and Coach Dudzik. All of them are amazing men and they made me feel welcomed at every turn."
In addition to the Duke offer, which came shortly after he visited for the UNC game in November, Hudzick reported offers from Boston College and Old Dominion. He had also been fielding interest from Penn State, Wake Forest, NC State, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Virginia Tech, and Temple.
Hudzick: "Duke just felt right"
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