April 9, 2012

DE, Malcolm Hudson joins the 2012 Recruiting Class

'Better later than never', 'Patience is a virtue' and a host of other proverbial idioms that defensive end prospect, Malcolm Hudson could claim as his calling card when discussing his recruiting and making his college decision as he recently committed to Army.

So why did it take Hudson so long to make his college decision? "I never pictured myself as a DII or DII prospect, but all the other colleges were telling me that I was too short," shares Hudson, who stands at 5-foot-11, 235 pounds is built very much in the same manner as the Black Knights' all-time leader in sacks, Josh McNary.

"Then I got a late offer from Army and the rest is history," declares the prospect out of Brooksville (Fl.) Hernando High School, who was offered by Army in early February, officially visited the West Point campus during weekend of the 25th of March and committed on April 4th.

"I liked everything about it, everyone was friendly and it felt at home. The facilities were state of the art …. everything you could dream of in a weight room, as well as their indoor practice field."

It (Army offer) feels real good," utters Hudson, who maintains a 3.4 GPA and will make an initial pit stop at the USMAPS. "It's a blessing because I really didn't expect it."

So now that the dust has finally settled for Hudson, he was able to share with GBK his level of relief and excitement. "I'm very excited about being a Black Knight," declares Hudson, who stated that he had walk-on offers from both Miami and USF, but he knew that Army was an answered prayer "My mother always told me that when we pray for something, it will be easy as pie once we get it. I always wanted to go to USF, but it was always a struggle to get in and nothing was working out. And then out of the blue, we were just sending tapes out and the Army coaches loved it."

Although Hudson played defensive tackle in high school, and could project at linebacker, he indicated that the Army coaching staff has him marked to make his college debut on the outside at defensive end.

In addition to football, Hudson plays baseball and basketball, along with running track for the first time during his high school tenure. He's a first baseman on the diamond and runs the 4x100 relay.

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