With several departures coming on the defensive line for the Wolverines next season, Jim Harbaugh will turn to some new faces to anchor the trenches. One of those players could be Toledo (OH.) Central Catholic 2017 defensive tackle James Hudson, who was named 1st team All-Ohio.
After an impressive senior season finishing with 80 tackles, 34 tackles for loss and 7 sacks, he is now all set for Michigan and headed up the road to see Ann Arbor once more this weekend.
“My visit was great,” Hudson told The Michigan Insider. “I got to be with the players, watch practice and got to meet some more recruits. I hung out with Luiji (Vilain), Deron Irving-Bey, Corey Malone-Hatcher, Ambry Thomas, Drew Singleton and Ja’Raymond Hall. It was fun and they are all really good people.”
The 6-foot-6, 295-pounder has seen Ann Arbor numerous times with each visit getting a better sense of comfort. Now, it has become a home away from home and hopes to excel early and often for the Maize and Blue.
“I’m very comfortable at Michigan and I just can’t wait to get there,” said Hudson. “I talked with (Defensive Line) Coach (Greg) Mattison and (Defensive Coordinator) Coach (Don) Brown. They said they are excited to have me. They said I’ll play the 3 tech and I can play early. I have to work hard because I want to play.”