Signing Day 2017 may be over, but the Beavers continue to add pieces to the class. On Monday evening three-star safety Austin Hudson announced via Twitter that he would be leaving the University of South Florida and joining Coach Andersen at Oregon State.
Hudson, originally signed with Andersen at Wisconsin in 2014. The Tampa, Florida native attended storied Plant High School where he excelled in the classroom and on the gridiron. Hudson graduated Plant early with a 4.6 GPA and he played as a true freshman for Wisconsin.
With the Badgers Hudson played mostly special teams and accounted for 19 tackles (13 in Big Ten action), one sack and one forced fumble. When Andersen left for Oregon State in December of 2014, Hudson transferred to USF where he redshirted the 2015 season as he was required to sit out a year due to transfer rules.
Hudson plans to graduate in May from USF and will join the Beavers program this summer, although the plan is still being ironed out, but he is excited to re-join Coach Andersen in Corvallis.
"I'll be there in the summer we are still getting things finalized, but after I graduate in May," Hudson said. "Oregon State is my first choice. I'm just happy it worked out."
Hudson will have two years to play two at Oregon State. As a grad transfer, he will be eligible to play immediately.