Yesterday Georgia extended an offer to one of the top 2020 prospects in the country in Troup County freshman Kobe Hudson. The 6-foot-1 190-pound athlete made an impact on both sides of the ball last fall for the Tigers, and had a strong showing at the FBU Freshman All-American game this weekend in San Antonio, Texas. Head coach Kirby Smart and running backs coach Dell McGee wasted no time and offered him a scholarship shortly after. Auburn and Appalachian State also extended an offer to Hudson today.
The Georgia staff offered Hudson as an athlete, but his position in college will most likely be at receiver. He has the size and athleticism to play safety or be a bigger cornerback at the next level as well. He has 4.6 speed, but does not have elite top end speed at the moment. What he does have is confidence. Only a freshman, he knows he belongs beside some of the best in the state. He has great ball skills, and brings swagger to his game that is rarely seen from someone his age.
Clemson, Alabama, and Louisville are three more teams showing strong interest. Auburn was his favorite team growing up, and Clemson is a close second. Look for more offers to come his way shortly.
Another Troup County defender to know is defensive end King Mwikuta. The 6-foot-4 225-pound sophomore shined in the Elite Sophomore Classic two weekends ago, and will be playing in the True 19 game later this month featuring the best sophomores in the state.
Auburn and Louisville are his biggest offers to date, but like Hudson, more offers will start coming in. Georgia is showing strong interest, but have not offered. The Bulldogs have offered 2019 defensive lineman Travon Walker, Nolan Smith, and Derrick McClendon so far, so they want to see a little more of Mwikuta before extending an offer. If the Bulldogs do extend an offer in the future, which is certainly possible, they will be tough to beat. Smith is a strong Georgia lean at this time, and Walker has admitted that Georgia is making him a priority as well. Walker and McClendon are bigger guys who will play inside, and Smith and Mwikuta are more edge rushers who will likely end up at outside linebacker.
Mwikuta looks the part physically, and has tremendous upside as a pass rushing outside linebacker. He is still a little thin, but has long arms and good athleticism. He is fast off the ball, and does a great job of deflecting passes away when he does not get to the quarterback. He had some great battles with elite tackle prospect Keiondre Jones in the Elite Sophomore Classic, and made multiple plays early in the ballgame. Mwikuta is a four-star prospect and one of the top outside linebackers in Georgia for the 2019 class.
A team full of young talent, look for Troup County to have another successful year in 2017.