Learn more about 2016 Michigan safety signee Khaleke Hudson and his journey to Ann Arbor.

Learn more about 2016 Michigan safety signee Khaleke Hudson and his journey to Ann Arbor.


His Recruiting Story: 

The No. 1 ranked athlete in the state of Pennsylvania in the class of 2016, Khaleke Hudson earned offers early on from several Big Ten and ACC programs across the country. After making several visits, Hudson's last trip was an official visit to Penn State before ultimately making a decision on his future. Normally a good sign for a school to secure the final visit of a recruiting process, Hudson went against the in-state schools including Pittsburgh, as well as overtures from UCLA, to commit to Jim Harbaugh and Michigan.

Scouting Report:

Hudson is being recruited as a running back and/or safety, and it is easy to see why schools are split. He has good burst and covers 10 yards in a flash. As a running back, he gets through the hole quickly. As a safety, he closes quickly. In both instances, he is physical and loves to put his shoulder into the play. He has good speed and instincts, but needs to add some flexibility. -- Brian Dohn

Why Michigan?

Following his commitment to the Wolverines, Hudson offered these comments to Scout.com:

"I like everything about Michigan," the 6-foot-1/2, 200-pound Hudson said. "I like the coaching staff. I went up there on my visit and I liked being around the players. They are cool and they treated me like a family. The school fits me. When I went up there, I got a feeling, 'This is where I'm supposed to be.'

"It's just being around the players and knowing you fit in with them, and knowing everything there is a family. Just touring the school and talking to the people, I really got a good understanding of how things would be there. It's how it is supposed to be and my family enjoyed it."

Bottom Line:

Although a very accomplished running back at the high school level, Hudson will head to Ann Arbor as a safety, quickly building a strong bond with new defensive coordinator Don Brown. At the end of the day, Hudson says it's an honor to even be able to talk to a coach like Jim Harbaugh, unable to pass up the opportunity to play for someone of his caliber at the college level.


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