Price excited to join TCU family

TCU added its fourth commitment in the 2013 class on Monday when Hudson Price committed to the Frogs. He discusses how he and his family arrived at the decision that TCU was the best place for him to play, and he talks about his relationship with Trent Johnson and his assistants that ultimately aided in his decision.

From the city, to the campus, to the school, to the basketball program, TCU seemed to be the right fit for Hudson Price.

Price, a 6'7 wing from Orlando, Florida, has been playing basketball his whole life. It's in his blood. Price's father, Mark, is a former NBA player who has been teaching his son the game since he was in his youth.

"Every since I was very little, he's been teaching me the game," Price said. "I've been really fortunate to have that, and I've used his instruction. He's taught me everything he knows about basketball and that has just really helped me a lot."

Hudson Price pledged to the Frogs Monday, and he admitted that it was a family decision to decide that he would be playing his college ball in Fort Worth.

"It came down to TCU, Saint Louis, and Air Force. All of them are great schools, and we talked about it for a while and decided that the military wasn't something that was really for me," Price explained.

"We were waiting around on Saint Louis because I was going to take an official up there after the NCAA tournament. We thought about it a lot and wanted to make the best decision. We just thought that TCU was the best fit for me."

"We saw that TCU is in a really great city. Dallas/Fort Worth is a really nice city. The weather is nice. The campus is nice, and it's a really great school, and we just really enjoyed the people," said Price who averaged over 18 points per game this season for his First Academy team in Orlando.

Price becomes the fourth member of Trent Johnson's 2013 recruiting class joining Karviar Shepherd, Brandon Parrish, and Michael Williams.

Johnson's success on the recruiting trail in his first year has excited TCU fans who were growing weary of the often struggling program. But not only has Johnson's success caught the eye of fans, it has impressed other prospects as well.

"Everything the coaches are about, I felt like it was a match for me. It was the right fit for me," Price said. "Coach Johnson likes to run set offenses, and that gives me a chance; my strengths are shooting the ball, and the set offense will help me get open and work to my strengths."

Price also explained how he is excited about playing under the tutelage of assistant coaches Brent Scott, Donny Guerinoni, and Pooh Williamson--all of whom had success during their own playing careers.

TCU was the first offer for Hudson Price, and later Saint Louis had gotten involved.

"I did take an unofficial up there [to Saint Louis] to kind of check the campus out," Price said.

However, he ultimately favored the relationships that he had established with the TCU coaching staff. "I have a good relationship with all of them, and Coach Scott is a guy that I have kept in touch with. He answered every question I had, and they expressed their interest and gave me their support. At the end of the day, I felt like that kind of situation was the best fit for me."

A savvy player with a high basketball IQ--Price gives TCU what it had very little of during its maiden voyage in the Big 12--shooters for the wing.

Joining Brandon Parrish and Michael Williams as commits in the backcourt, Price says he feels like he can help TCU as soon as he steps on campus.

The delight is mutual--Price is happy to be a Horned Frog, and Trent Johnson and company are excited to add another key piece to the 2013 recruiting class.

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