National Signing Day 2014: S Austin Hudson enrolls early at Wisconsin

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An early enrollee from Florida, Austin Hudson could see early playing time in Wisconsin' secondary.

Class
Position
Height
Weight
2014
S
6'2
190 lbs
School
Composite Ranking
Tampa (FL) Plant
No. 155 S

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Austin Hudson comes to Madison as an early enrollee who committed way back in June 2013. Back then, we said:

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.

He joins Lubern Figaro and Serge Trezy as safeties in this class. Cornerback Derrick Tindal also joins the group, proving UW's already young secondary an infusion of even newer blood.

Rankings

Rivals 5.4
Scout (No. 89 S)
ESPN 74 (No. 100 S; No. 545 regional; No. 188 FL)
247: 77 (No. 186 S; No. 297 FL)

Verbally committed on June 27, 2013

Hudson attended Wisconsin's camps June 24-25 and committed two days later. He also visited Nov. 9 for the BYU game. Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda was the primary recruiter, with safeties coach Bill Busch also helping out. Jumping on Hudson quickly was likely fortuitous for Wisconsin -- at the time of his commitment, his only offers were from Holy Cross and Jacksonville State, though he did garner interest from Stanford, Northwestern and Vanderbilt. Georgia also offered, as did MIssouri.

Highlights

Statistics

Senior: 88 tackles (3 for loss), 2 INT, 12 PD, 2 FR; 15 receptions, 334 yards, 5 TD

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