Hudson snaps to it

Long-snapper isn't the glamour position fans are passionately waiting to hear about in recruiting, but if you ask any coach, it is one of the most important facets of the kicking game and this year, College of the Sequoias LS Darius Hudson (6-2, 250) is likely one of the best available. caught up with the gifted prospect and he updated us on things...

Robbins prepped at Warner Robins (Ga.) High School and was a non-qualifier.

"I was looking for a place to go and my coaches from high school said that I should look at going to California because they play the best JUCO football out here," Hudson told recently. "I originally signed with Reedley and was there for a little while, but I didn't feel like I could get moved out of there as easily and Sequoias has put over 30 players in D-1 the past couple of years, so I decided it was best for me to move and play here."

Long-snapping isn't the easiest thing to quantify to the naked eye, but generally, when teams are looking to fill the position they'd like a prospect to be at .7 seconds for a long-snap (punt) and .2 seconds for a short-snap (field goal/extra point) and Hudson is right in that range.

"I've been working at it and I was told I was right where coaches who were looking for a snapper wanted me to be," Hudson said. "My long-snap is at .7 and my short-snap is at .22 and that is what teams want."

Two four-year schools have already offered Hudson a scholarship and he's got several others looking at him.

"UAB and Georgia Southern have both offered me," Hudson said. "Iowa State, Fresno State and a bunch of smaller schools are also looking at me, but I feel like I can play D-1 football, so I'm just looking for an opportunity right now."

Hudson said UAB wants to bring him out on a visit and he expects to take that after the Giants' season is completed.

He will graduate in May and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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