James Hudson Gives U-M Visit Perfect Marks

Toledo (OH.) Central Catholic 2017 defensive end James Hudson talks about his recent trip up to Ann Arbor, meeting Rashan Gary and more.

The Wolverines hosted Toledo (OH.) Central Catholic 2017 defensive end James Hudson this past weekend and it certainly didn’t disappoint. 

“It went real well,” Hudson told The Michigan Insider. “I viewed the campus and met with some of the coaches. I also spent some time with Rashan (Gary) too. (The visit) was a 10 out of 10. I liked just everything they are doing there. I also liked meeting with the coaches and the tour, just everything.”


The 6-foot-5, 280-pounder got to chat with several of the coaches and discussed a few different topics including early playing time, which is very appealing.

“I talked with (Head) Coach (Jim) Harbaugh, (Defensive Line) Coach (Greg) Mattison and (Defensive Coordinator) Coach (Don) Brown. Just sat down and discussed how early I could play and how I could benefit them and how I fit right into their defense because of my size. It means a lot (hearing about early playing time) and I feel like I could be a dominant 3-tech for them. They do a lot of the things that I do at my high school.”

Hudson also got to see and talk with the Wolverines' highly touted freshman defensive lineman, Rashan Gary during his time in Ann Arbor. Has the thought of possibility teaming up with Gary ever cross his mind?

“It was cool,” said Hudson. “He seems like a person I could see being a role model for me and being teammates with. He told me to just make the best decision for me and my family and what’s going to make me happy. I’m definitely thinking about it (the possibility of playing with him).”

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