Target 2005: Terrell Hudgins

It's no secret UNC coaches want to bring in at least one quarterback this year, and their gears have likely shifted now that hopes for landing western N.C. standout Johnathan Crompton appear to have all but disintegrated.

One quarterback they are interested in is Rocky Mount's Terrell Hudgins, who threw for 1,954 yards and 20 touchdowns last season.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Hudgins does not necessarily possess the natural arm strengh of Crompton, but his accuracy and his pocket savvy make him a viable prospect.

"A lot of letters come in every day," said Hudgins, who runs a 4.8-40-yard dash, bench presses 205 and squats 315. "I'm looking forward to finding out more about the schools that I'm interested in."

Hudgins, who was named the Rocky Mount Telegram's 2003 Player of the Year, came away from Junior Day at UNC highly impressed with the Tar Heels. He lists them among his favorites, along with Duke, East Carolina and N.C. State.

Hudgins has a remarkable knack for making defenders miss by stepping up into the pocket, according to his coach. He throws well on the run as well, but has a tendency to throw off his back foot.

"He's pretty talented, with good feet," Gryphons coach B.W. Holt said. "He probably needs to run the ball a little more, but in our system you don't have do that much."

Currently, Hudgins stars on the RMHS baseball team. A starting pitcher, he also hits well for average, going 4-for-5 Tuesday night.

Next up, he'll attend the Nike Camp this weekend in Charlottesville, Va.


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