While most of the sporting world's attention fell to the NBA Draft, Wisconsin added someone who may be able to see the field quickly in the form of a commitment from Plant High School's (Tampa, Fla.) Austin Hudson. Hudson becomes the 10th commitment and the first Floridian to sign to the Badgers' 2014 recruiting class.
While Hudson is currently an unrated prospect, he comes from a burgeoning power in Florida high school football, as Plant has had plenty of top prospects in recent years, finishing as a top-10 high school nationally in both 2009 and 2011. With his frame and athleticism (listed as a 4.45-second 40-yard dash time), he could be a big help in a position that has been dwindled by the transfer of Reggie Mitchell and the denied admission of Donell Vercher.
A quick strike on Hudson could prove to be fortuitous. While Hudson's only offers were from Holy Cross and Jacksonville State, he did garner interest from Stanford, Northwestern and Vanderbilt. But Wisconsin was the first major offer. Of course the standard caveats of the capricious nature of teenagers do still apply, but at least on this night?
Hudson on playing for the #Badgers; 'Never been more excited for anything in my life. I love the community. I love the fans. ON WISCONSIN!'— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) June 28, 2013
... Austin Hudson's proud to be a Badger.