Hudson will be two-sport walk-on at UW

When I saw Bothell play three times this year, one young man jumped out at me. Evan Hudson was an absolute beast of an athlete who I thought would be a standout at the Pac 10 level should he decide to play football, but he had already committed to play baseball for Washington State so the point seemed moot. However, things change and now he plans to walk-on at Washington to play both sports...

At 6'6" and 245 pounds, Hudson is an outstanding pitcher with a fastball clocked at 92 miles per hour. However, he's also a top prospect on either side of the football and he said the Husky coaches have already said they will decide where to put him once he arrives at Montlake.

But first things first, how did we get to this point?

"I committed to Washington State to play baseball in August of last year," Hudson told Wednesday evening. "I was all set to do that, but then I was having a really good football season and after our fourth game I decided that I wanted to walk-on at Washington instead.

"I told the Washington State coaches what my decision was and they weren't really happy about it, but I grew up a Husky fan and felt like I loved football more than I loved baseball and that's really what I wanted to do."

Once that decision was made, Hudson spoke with the Husky coaches about the possibility of walking on and they let it be known they would be more than happy to have him.

"I was actually just up there yesterday and they all got a look at my transcripts and I met with the coaches and they said everything was in order," Hudson said. "Now I just have to wait to get accepted by the school and then when that's done, then I can officially walk-on."

Hudson was a star on both sides of the ball for the Kingco 4A Champions this past season and with that he said the coaches have told him they will figure out a spot for him.

"Once I get there and start working with them, they said they will figure out where I fit in best," Hudson said. "They said if I work hard and come ready to play and compete, that I have a chance to earn a scholarship."

We'll keep checking in with Hudson to make sure he gets into school and we'll also follow up with him during his baseball season to get an update on things. He said he also plans to walk-on to the Husky baseball team as well, once he gets to school.

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