August 29, 2011

Hudson one to watch in 2014

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Sunday was a big day for the Cincinnati Colerain program. The Cardinals knocked off Cocoa (Fla.) 17-7 to close out the Crosstown Showdown and end Cocoa's 38-game winning streak in the nationally televised game on ESPN. The Cards are loaded with talent this year and one of their most impressive prospects is class of 2014 wide receiver Travon Hudson. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound prospect didn't see a ton of passes thrown his way in Colerain's run-heavy attack but did snatch a few passes on the day.

"I was kind of nervous because this was my first game on TV," he said. "I'm just a sophomore and I felt like I had to catch every pass (that came his way) but I did."

Colerain's win kept its home winning streak alive, the Cardinals haven't lost a home game since 1999. Hudson credits the defense for the win and was also impressed with Cocoa's defensive unit.

"The defense held it up, and we had to come out and bring it hard," Hudson said. "They flew to the ball, they were very fast."

While recruiting probably won't really pick up for Hudson until after the season, he's already hearing from some big-time programs and has one in-state school on top early on.

"I've heard from Michigan State, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Alabama, and some other schools," he said. "I like Cincinnati, they pass a lot. I've also heard from Ohio State. I don't really know (about his interest level) yet, I have to see more."

Hudson is hoping to get out on some unofficial visits during the season, he already has one that he plans to make.

"I'm going to the Michigan State game against Florida Atlantic, I think it's September 24th," he said.

Still a very young player, Hudson knows that he needs to continue to improve all areas of his game to compliment his outstanding physical talent.

"My strength is the jump ball, just going up and getting it," Hudson said. "I'm working on getting stronger, getting faster, and running my routes the way they are supposed to be ran."


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