East No. 2 ATH Khaleke Hudson visited Penn State; announcing Wednesday

Jan. 26 -- McKeesport (Pa.) High athlete Khaleke Hudson made an official visit to Penn State, and now he's set to announce his decision...

Rather than wait to make an official visit to Pittsburgh on Jan. 29, one of the region's top uncommitted athletes is set to make his decision coming out of the weekend official visit to Penn State.

Khaleke Hudson, who also has Michigan and UCLA as finalists, is ready to announce.

"I'm going to make my announcement Wednesday, Jan. 27," Hudson said. 

Hudson already made visits to UCLA and Michigan, and so it was Penn State's turn this past weekend. Unlike the first two visits, though, Hudson already unofficially visited Penn State several times, so there was not a premium on seeing anything during the visit.

"I didn't really learn anything new," Hudson said. "I really wanted to get around the players again, and the coaching staff again, and get the feeling of Penn State again."

It was also a change to see assistant coach Terry Smith, who built a strong reputation as a high school coach in western Pennsylvania, and strong relationships with players from WPIAL.

"Terry smith is s great coach," Hudson said. "He really cares about his players, definitely his 412 (area code) guys."

 Although Hudson has been through it before, the visit also provided the opportunity to meet with the new coordinators, and see how he fit into the defense. The added bonus is Penn State, like other schools, are also talking to Hudson about dabbling on offense as a running back as well.

"They would use me at safety and I could come down to a linebacker position," Hudson said. "They want me to blitz whenever they need me to, and they want me to get some touches on offense sometimes."

Hudson was hosted by linebacker Manny Bowen, and he felt at home during the visit.

"The players treat you like family," Hudson said. "They really want you to come there to build something special."

Hudson said he will announce his decision via twitter.


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