And that’s the way Patrick Hudson prefers it.
Scout has Hudson ranked as the nation's No. 4 offensive tackle and as the No. 40 overall prospect in the 2016 class. Yet, somehow, he only has five offers listed on his profile.
Doesn’t seem accurate, right? That’s because it isn’t.
“I have a lot of offers,” Hudson said. “I just don’t like to tell people about it.”
Unlike many recruits, Hudson does not enjoy the attention that comes with being a top prospect.
He is a very private young man who is difficult to get on the phone. When you do get him to talk, he keeps his answers short and sweet. However, that was not the case when talking about Texas.
“I have heard from the staff a lot. I have talked with Coach (Charlie) Strong, Coach (Vance) Bedford and Coach (Joe) Wickline,” he said about his communication with the Longhorns. “They have expressed how much they want me to go to Texas. It has been great.”
Hudson verbally committed to Baylor in the summer of 2014. Many assume he is solid in his pledge to the Bears. But that may not be entirely accurate at this point.
When asked if he is still committed to Baylor, or if he has opened things up, the talented big man said, “I’m just going with the flow. You know, whatever happens.”
Hudson did not go into all the schools that have peaked his interest, but he claims Texas is high on his list of contenders.
“There are about 10 or so schools (in the mix),” Hudson said. “Texas is high on the list.”
The 4-star prospect plans to take an official visit to Austin sometime after his football season. He is also interested in visiting Alabama, but neither visit is set at this point.
At 6-5, 330-pounds, Hudson has great push and moves the line of scrimmage. What makes him truly special are his quick feet and ability to cover ground. Overall, he is the type of player the Longhorns offensive line has been lacking for many years.
With more than 20 offers extended to offensive linemen and tight ends in the 2016 class, it’s apparent Texas is searching for big, strong players up front who can dominate the line of scrimmage.
Sources have indicated Hudson is one of the top recruits the Texas coaching staff wants to sign in 2016. There is still a long road ahead in his recruitment, but it’s safe to say the Longhorns have a solid chance of making a run at the talented prospect.Patrick Hudson'S JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
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