"It's really big," Hudson said. "A year ago, I was looking at no offers. Here I am signing with a division one school. It's a great moment for me and my family.
"I could see it on my mom's face. She went all out for national signing day. Making a whole bunch of posters and bought cakes for me and my teammates. She's really excited."
With his letter of intent inked and faxed into Syracuse, he can concentrate on getting bigger and stronger over the summer. Hudson is very excited about getting on campus and starting his football career.
"I'm looking forward to getting up there and getting settled with my people," Hudson said. "It's a big change going from high school to college and playing football at that level.
"I'm just looking forward to the challenge. I'm excited about getting in the classroom too."
Hudson felt like Syracuse was the right fit for him when he took his official visit. Now that he has signed, he is focused on the goals he would like to achieve over his four or five years on campus.
"My goals are to, number one, get my degree," Hudson said. "Number two would be to make a name for myself and help my team win a whole bunch of bowl games.
"I would also like to make it to the league too. Those are my goals."