2001 Prospect Profile
Allan Hancock College Bulldogs
6-3, 210 lbs
Mt. Carmel High School
San Diego, California
Before Christian Hodges arrived at Allan Hancock College, the Bulldog coaching staff knew they had recruited a special player. Hodges was a known commodity at Mt. Carmel High School. A big, hard-hitting free safety, Hodges likely would have been a major recruit. However, academics prevented him from going to a four-year university. He decided to leave the San Diego area and move north to the Central Coast of California where Allan Hancock College waited with open arms. Once he arrived in Santa Maria, he made an immediate impression.
In his first game as a Bulldog, Hodges intercepted a pass against Reedley and returned it for a touchdown, sealing the Bulldogs' victory. However, an excessive celebration penalty, combined with an earlier personal foul, caused Hodges to sit out the Bulldogs' next game. Hodges learned his lesson, and since that time, he has been one of the Bulldogs' best. He recorded 30 tackles and four interceptions as a freshman, in addition to delivering some bone-jarring hits on Bulldog opponents.
Recruiters began asking about Hodges during his freshman season, and the calls have continued through this Fall. Among the schools courting Hodges is San Diego State, which may be tempting since it would return Hodges to his hometown. However, many other schools are taking notice. Western Michigan recently began inquiring about Hodges, as well as a number of Pac-Ten School. Christian will be able to transfer mid-year, making him an even more attractive recruit. He will be able to spend the Spring with whichever university signs him.
Watch for Christian Hodges' name to spread as the season goes on. He will certainly have a wide variety of options during the early signing period in December.