Hudson Flows East For Another PSU Visit

McKeesport, Pa., two-way standout was back in Happy Valley over the weekend.

When it comes to McKeesport, Pa., prospect Khaleke Hudson's recruitment, actions appear to speak much more loudly than words.

Scout.com's top-ranked athlete in the East, Hudson prefers to do his interviews via text or instant message. And like many teenagers, he doesn't expand on things too much.

Hudson visited Penn State for the Blue-White Game Saturday, and when asked to describe the trip, he replied with a simple, “It went well.”

Were there any highlights? “No.”

But the fact that he was at Penn State -- again -- seemed to tell more of a story. Hudson camped with the Nittany Lions last summer, and eventually earned an offer from James Franklin's program.

He was back in Happy Valley for the Ohio State game last season, then made yet another trip to PSU for a Junior Day in February. If you're keeping score at home, that marks four visits in less than a year.

His mom and uncle joined him on the latest trip. Asked if he was able to learn anything new on a day when dozens of other recruits packed the sideline in the pregame, Hudson said, “Not really. I've been there so many times.”

Hudson will not camp at Penn State again this year, as he has already earned an offer from the Nittany Lions. Michigan State, Maryland, Virginia Tech and Pitt are among the high-profile programs that have also offered, and Ohio State has been showing serious interest.

Hudson has yet to come up with a short list of possible college destinations, but said, “I'm gonna have one soon, though.”

Hudson had previously told Scout.com that he is in no rush to make a decision, and that he'll probably wait until after taking his official visits to finally settle on a school.

Hudson is a two-way standout at McKeesport. As a junior, he carried 155 times for 1,573 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also had 28 tackles and three interceptions.

While at Penn State's camp, he worked out as a defensive back. He said the Nittany Lions are looking at him as a strong safety. Secondary coach Terry Smith is heading up Hudson's recruitment for the Nittany Lions.

In the course of swapping texts with a reporter, the young athlete did loosen up just a bit when asked if there is a story behind his unique first name.

“LOL,” he replied. “No, my grandmother gave me that name.”

Which actually is a story.

Even if, in true Hudson fashion, it was told using very few words.


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