Signing Day Capsule: James Hudson

Checkout the signing day capsule of Michigan 2017 DT commit James Hudson.

HIS RECRUITING STORY:

At one time James Hudson looked like a Michigan State lean, then Michigan put on the full court press at its annual recruiting barbecue in August, with Hudson committing a few days after his Ann Arbor trip.

SCOUTING REPORT:

“Big kid who offers some flexibility because he can play on the edge or move down inside depending on situation and package. Light on his feet for a big guy and naturally powerful. Can bend well enough to get the leverage needed to use that strength. As he's gotten bigger, in our view, he's transitioned from more of a pure edge guy to a five-tech or potentially even a true tackle depending on the scheme." -- National Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu  

WHY HUDSON CHOSE MICHIGAN?

“Really, what made me feel comfortable to commit was the relationship I have with the players, the relationship I have with coach (Greg) Mattison and coach (Don) Brown -- those relationships are huge. I’m going to be spending a lot of time with coach Mattison, that’s the coach I have most close relationship with – I feel like it was the best choice for me.”

BOTTOM LINE:

Standing at 6-foot-5, 280-pounds, Hudson brings unique size and speed to the defensive front. He can play inside or outside for the Wolverines. He’ll have a chance to play early, it just matters how he adjust to the speed of the college game.


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