At 6-foot-0 200 pounds
K-State head coach Bill Snyder made an in-home visit last
"I knew going into the visit that I was going to commit to K-State," he said. "I've known for quite a while that K-State is the best place for me. I love their defense and like the tutoring program they have."
Hudson, who was turned onto K-State by his former high
school defense coordinator Matt Hennesy, said the Wildcats' bump-and-run
defense is what fits him best. Hennesy is no stranger to K-State. He was a
linebacker on Snyder's first Wildcat squad in 1989 and was head coach at
"Coach Hennesy introduced me to Coach Elliot," he said. "We played bump-and-run here. I feel like I already know their system. I'm comfortable with it and know what to expect when I get there, so as far as football, it was the best choice."
But Hudson, who has an amazing 40-yard time at 4.36, is also about academics and what the university does to help its student-athletes graduate.
"I know the football part of it will come," he said. "I can succeed on the field and that stuff will take care of its own. I know I can play football. But what really got me was their tutoring program. I want to graduate from college and I know they really push the team to get through college and they help them in the classroom too. That was the big deal for me and my family."
While on his visit Dec. 12 to K-State,
"All the people there made me feel like I was part of their family," he said. "The team, coaches, and people in the community were so cool with me. And Dr. Wefald, he's the one that made it so much fun there. I got to see his house and meet everyone. It was great. They really care about you there."
"I really do study what my man is going to do," he said. "You have to be able to react to the ball and it helps when you have good instincts. I watch tons of film and can find the weaknesses of my opponent."
"They're telling me it's wide-open right now," he said. "I want to get there and work hard, show what I can do and hopefully I'll get in next year. It's a good opportunity for me to do something."