Bryan Hudson got his first look at Notre Dame earlier this month and the 6-foot-4, 275-pound sophomore offensive tackle from Georgetown, Ky., liked what he saw.
“It went great,” Hudson said. “I was very impressed with campus and the atmosphere during the game.”
Hudson, who holds offers from Kentucky and Louisville, has already seen both those in-state schools in addition to Ohio State.
He said the Irish compared favorably to that group.
“Notre Dame was very impressive,” he said. “They are definitely not any less than any school. I like a place that has tradition, which places like Notre Dame and Ohio State has a lot of.”
Hudson hopes to visit Florida in the near future.
He started 13 games as a freshman and has developed into one of the Bluegrass state’s top prospects.
“I'm by no means a finished product,” he said. “I feel like any interest in me right now is a lot because of my potential and I have to continue to work hard to fill it. I try to keep that mindset as I move through all of this recruitment. I have to continue to work hard and get better.”
Hudson’s athleticism has contributed to his success.
“I feel like I'm quick off the ball, I'm strong, and relatively quick on my feet,” he said. “I can always get quicker, but I do OK. I feel like I have a good football mind, can think pretty well in the middle of a play and have good reaction to the defensive player’s technique.”
As an eighth grader, Hudson won state titles in both the shot put and discus. Earlier that season he set the Kentucky state record with a discus throw of 185-7, which beat the previous mark by five feet. He threw the discus 193-9 at the middle school state meet.
He followed that up with a state title in the shot put and a runner-up finish in the discus as a freshman at the 3A high school state track meet.