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.
“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.”
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.