Tennessee is hosting a ton of recruits this weekend starting on Friday. On Saturday, the Vols will have their annual spring scrimmage, the Orange & White Game, and while it’s an important day for UT’s current players, it’s an important day for the future of Tennessee football, too.
Several of the Vols’ top targets will be in attendance for Saturday’s spring game, and one of them is committed to another school but is still excited about coming to Knoxville.
Four-star athlete Kobe Hudson, who plays for Troup County in Lagrange, Georgia, tweeted out on Thursday that he’ll be part of the large crowd of prospects in town for this Saturday’s Orange & White Game. Hudson is currently committed to Auburn and is choosing to come to the Vols’ spring game over attending Auburn’s.
— Kobe Hudson 2 (@godsgiftt7) April 11, 2019
According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Hudson is ranked as the No. 66 overall prospect and No. 14 wide receiver in the 2020 class. He’s also the No. 8 player in the talent-rich state of Georgia. Along with offers from Auburn and Tennessee, Hudson also boasts offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Miami, and many others.
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The 6-foot-1, 186-pound athlete picked up an offer from Tennessee’s previous staff, but the Vols’ current staff reaffirmed that offer and has still been targeting him. Now, he’ll be visiting Knoxville and getting to see what UT is all about. Hudson has been committed to Auburn for nearly a year, pledging to them on April 27th of last year.
Hudson has done just about everything for Troup County. This past season, he played quarterback for Troup County, but he’s also played receiver, defensive back, and kick returner. He projects as a wide receiver at the next level, but it’ll be interesting to see which position he actually ends up playing.
On his film, Hudson displays a ton of athleticism, speed, and shifty play-making ability. He’s a good runner with solid vision, and his film when he plays wide receiver shows a lot of promise. He’ll need to learn more details and expand his route tree once he gets to college, but he has one thing you can’t teach: speed. He also has good instincts and can make catches in traffic.
As a junior for Troup County, Hudson completed 57 percent of his 302 pass attempts for 3,386 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions while also running for 1,410 yards and 18 touchdowns on 151 carries according to MaxPreps. As a sophomore, Hudson caught 45 passes for 896 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also plays basketball for Troup County.
Tennessee looks to be legit players with Hudson, and it’s worth noting he’s visiting the Vols’ spring game over Auburn’s. The Vols don’t have any receivers committed to them in their 2020 class yet, but they’re targeting several highly-rated prospects at that position.
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