Coach: Ga. DE had offer from 'Cats

Rome (Ga.) high school is home to one of the state's best high school football programs. After three years of dominating the state, it's nearly time for one of the state's best defensive end product to make a decision. What's the latest?

Tymon Hudson (pronounced Tie-men) is a new name for some, but get used to it, because it will become household in the state of Kentucky for the next two months.

That's because an in-state battle is brewing for the 6-foot-4, 245 pound defensive end product from Rome (Ga.) High School.

"I've been out of the dark of late with Tymon's recruitment, only because it's that time of year where coaches talk to the player more than they talk to the coach," Coach Sid Fritts said. "But I know Kentucky offered him this summer, but I don't know if that offer still stands.

"I know Louisville really wants him," Fritts said. "Coach Nord called the other day just to let me know that they were very much still interested in him."

Home-state Georgia Tech has been enamored with Hudson since he nearly broke the sack record as a sophomore. "Coach Gailey at Tech called and told us that he was the #3 defensive end out of 2 that they were gonna offer," Fritts said. "They just wanted to see how he did this semester before they offered."

Marshall and Georgia are still recruiting Hudson as well. "Coach Bobo hasn't called in a month or so, but he was definitely interested in the fall," Fritts said. "They just wanted to see what was gonna happen with some of their other kids, but I think that shows you where Tymon is on the pecking order."

Hudson led his team in tackles for loss and sacks for the third straight year at Rome. "He didn't get the numbers he got as a sophomore again," Fritts added, "because they've been running away from him for three years."

All that despite just turning 17-years old a few months into the season.

"He's a good that's gonna go down in the books as one of my all-time favorites," the head man, who recently took Rome to another regional title. "He's just a good quality young man, on and off the field. Physically, he's as gifted as any I've had come through here. He's got a great first step and he gets off the line pretty good. He's also got tremendous upper and lower body strength."

We'll try and catch up with Tymon later this evening for an interview to catch up on his latest offer list and recruitment. Stay tuned!

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