Young and Talented

Schools seem to be more willing to look at prospects earlier and earlier. One recruit that has gotten his name out is The Woodlands (TX.) Christian Academy sophomore safety Luke Hudson and he talks about his busy summer, his interest in Minnesota and if they could be a tough team to beat in this race.

The recruiting process has only been speeding up throughout the years and colleges are taking notice of prospects earlier. The Woodlands (TX.) Christian Academy sophomore safety Luke Hudson showed he has game in only limited action last season due to an injury, but still compiled 60 tackles, 1 interception, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 3 pass breakups. He also played on the offensive side for three games and had 79 rushes for 509 yards with 7 touchdowns, 1 catch for 23 yards and 6 punt returns for 186 yards.

This summer he has been traveling around the nation just delivering the point more that he will be one to keep tabs on and talks about how his summer has went so far.

"I've been to multiple college camps including Minnesota, Arizona State and Sam Houston State," Hudson told GopherDigest. "I have been with the Team USA U-16 and U-17 development team where I started safety on the winning team. I played on the international team where we played Canada back in February."

One of the stops he made was at Minnesota and he reflects back at his camp experience along with the interaction he had with some of the coaching staff.

"I think I did really well at Minnesota," said Hudson. "Coach Sawvel taught me a lot about the safety position and I got to build a strong relationship with him and have a lot of 1 on 1 time. I play smart, fast and aggressive with my head on a swivel plus with a high motor on every play, which showed at camp. I also interacted with Coach Kill a lot and had been building my relationship with him since my visit in the spring. The competition was good and the camp definitely made me better. It's important to me that the coaching staff has been together for 10+ years and it's also important to know that the coach staff has continuity and will be when I get older."

The 5-11, 185-pound stud safety is very familiar with the Golden Gophers having family connections to the program and has expressed the desire to have the opportunity to play at Minnesota.

"I like the tradition that Minnesota holds, the academics that it offers and I love where the program is going," said Hudson. "I want to reestablish them as a contender in the Big Ten. It would mean a lot to come back to Minnesota where I was born and I continue to have strong family ties."

"My family are Gophers fans. My dad is a 1988 graduate in engineering. I grew up watching Gopher football even when we were in Texas. We constantly follow what's going with the campus and the football program. I'd definitely be proud to be a 2016 Minnesota Gopher and would love to represent the University in the Big Ten."

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