Parental Involvement

Like most mothers, Kathleen Hudson maintains a keen interest in the activities of her son. That was certainly the case as big Rodney, an outstanding offensive lineman from Ben C. Rain High School in Mobile, Ala., made his way through the recruiting process.

"I was very involved in the process," Kathleen Hudson told after her son committed to West Virginia. "I wanted him to go somewhere he felt comfortable, both academically and on the field. He also wanted the chance to play early, and he thinks he will have the chance to do that."

Hudson, who had indicated that he might wait until after the season to make his college choice, ended up being swayed by several factors that led to his commitment to WVU.

"The attention the school is getting played a part," Kathleen Hudson noted. "Also the fact that they offered him as an offensive tackle. He prefers offense over defense. And finally, Coach Trickett – Rodney really likes him."

That feeling was obviously mutual, and led the Mountaineer offensive line coach to recommend an offer to the Mobile star as a tackle – the position up front that requires the most athletic ability. At six-feet, three-inches and 285 pounds, Hudson has the size and frame to play on the exterior of the offensive line, and his get-after-it demeanor certainly will help as well.

Hudson made his choice without having visited the Mountaineer campus, but will rectify that after the season.

"We plan to go up Rodney in December on his official visit," Kathleen Hudson said. "We've heard a lot about West Virginia, and we've been checking out a lot of things on the Internet."

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