Hudson Goes In-Depth on Rutgers Offer

Largo (Fla.) cornerback Cordell Hudson added a Rutgers offer last week and is planning an official visit. Hudson discussed the Rutgers offer and the schools recruiting him hardest going into July.

Rutgers is a new offer for Largo (Fla.) Cordell Hudson, but interest is strong for the 5-foot-11 cornerback. Hudson claims 17 verbal scholarship offers but said Rutgers is already one of his top choices.

"Overall I'm pretty open right now, just trying to set up official visits but I would say Rutgers, Iowa State, Syracuse and Wake Forest are recruiting me hardest right now," Hudson said. "Stanford is showing a lot of interest and I have to get my transcript out to them. If they offer, they might be right up at the top."

Hudson has family from New York and a previous relationship with defensive backs coach Darrell Wilson, who coached Largo assistant Marcus Paschal at Iowa.

"I like their legacy," Hudson said. "Obviously I know about Ray Rice and his success and I have family about 40 minutes away from Rutgers. I know they had a ton of DBs go in the NFL draft last year. The Patriots took like half their secondary."

The chance to play in the NFL is a big interest for Hudson, who said he is impressed by coach Kyle Flood's track record in building pro-ready players.

"They run an NFL style of defense and they prepare you for it," Hudson said. "They already know how to play NFL defense."

Hudson is in the process of setting up official visits, where Rutgers, Wake Forest and Iowa State are the top target locations.

"They're the ones I want to take first, but Stanford too if they offer," Hudson said. "I'll probably take all five before I make a decision unless I change my mind."

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