Badgers Add Hudson

What made 2014 Plant (Fla.) defensive back Austin Hudson commit to the Badgers? BadgerNation finds out inside.

Wisconsin picked up their 10th commitment from Tampa (Fla.) Plant safety Austin Hudson, who decided to pull the trigger and commit to the Badgers Thursday night.

But what made Hudson decide that the Badgers were right for him?

"I committed to Wisconsin because of the tradition, the fans, the coaches and I love the direction they are going," Hudson told BadgerNation. "I was very eager about committing earlier, but I am glad I took the time and talked to my head coach and family. I realized it was the best fit for me and I am just so excited to be a Badger." He continued, "I have never been happier in my life."

Hudson had a pretty interesting couple of moments when he was trying to reach Coach Andersen to give his commitment as well.

"I called Coach Andersen first and funny story, but he had terrible reception, so I couldn't get a hold of him to tell I wanted to commit," Hudson said. "I finally got a hold of him and he said that he was fired up. I will talk to him more tomorrow morning because like I said the reception was so bad."

Coach Anderson wasn't the only one that Hudson got a chance to speak with.

"I also talked to Coach Aranda and he was very much excited. He was talking about when I should take my official visit and I just love the community," Hudson said.

The versatile 6-2, 190-pound playmaker knows he will be safety for the Badgers when he gets to Madison -- which will be sooner than one might expect.

"First of all, I will come in there early because I will be graduating early from high school," said Hudson. "Wisconsin will see I have a good work ethic and I'm not just a athlete, but can develop my skills. I will work hard and be a good player for them. I am super excited and Wisconsin has the best fans in the country. I will not let Wisconsin down."

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