Recruiting: D'Arius Hudson Looking For Offer

Over the year Oklahoma State has done well recruiting defensive linemen in Arkansas. Leslie O'Neal and Kevin Williams are two that quickly come to mind and Oklahoma State's 2009 class has an Arkansas product in North Little Rock standout Anthony Rogers. One of Rogers' younger teammates was at the Orange-White game on Saturday, D'Arius Hudson is a pure defensive tackle prospect and a big one.

"Yes sir, I'm 6-1 and right now I weigh 350 pounds, but I'm losing weight," said Hudson. "I'm trying to get down close to 300 to play."

Hudson still runs pretty good with a 5.5 in the forty before he recently sprained an ankle and as a result is no longer throwing shot put.

He is extremely strong with a 415-pound max on the bench press and a 550-pound best on the squat. His stats from his junior season were strong with 78 tackles, 52 unassisted, 3 sacks, 3 pass deflections, 4 fumbles recovered, and 5 fumbles caused. He earned all-conference honors last season and as a sophomore made the Arkansas Democrat Gazette Super Sophomore team.

Hudson said he really enjoyed his trip to check out Oklahoma State.

"It was great," said Hudson. "I really liked the intensity out of all the players and coaches for a spring game. They were really into it. I liked what I saw of the campus.

"I can say that Oklahoma State would be my dream school. It seems like a perfect place to play football and to get an education. The coaching staff were all good people. The facilities blew me away, the best I've seen in my life. There is nothing like that anywhere that I know of."

Besides Oklahoma State, Hudson has been hearing regularly from Stanford, Harvard, Ole Miss, Tulsa, Southern Miss, Alabama, Oklahoma, LSU, Central Arkansas, Arkansas State, Arkansas, and Texas.

He is a good student, and said he is eager for his recruiting to go a step further. "I'm waiting for a school to offer," said Hudson. "I know it will happen and in the meantime I am doing everything I can to prepare myself on the football field and in the classroom."

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