The upcoming visit week for the Texas Longhorns just added some star power with the news that Baylor Bears offensive tackle commit Patrick Hudson will be in Austin on Tuesday, first reported by Orangebloods and later confirmed by Horns247.
The possibility of the longtime Bears pledge visiting the Longhorns has existed for some time, but it took a while for Hudson's plans in January to solidify -- he wasn't sure about whether Texas would have an opportunity to make an impression on him back at the 2016 Under Armour All-American game and he released one of the most remarkable recruiting tweets in recent memory last week:
Here is where I'm going to take my official visits!!!! pic.twitter.com/JZ0LFEW8nK— Patrick Hudson (@pathud20) January 14, 2016
The 6'6, 315-pounder visited Waco over the weekend and is tentatively set to take official visits to Texas A&M and Arkansas over the two weekends leading up to National Signing Day, but apparently solidified his plans with Texas in recent days.
Considered the No. 2 offensive tackle in the state of Texas behind Ole Miss pledge Greg Little, Hudson would add another huge piece to the offensive line class new position coach Matt Mattox is still working on putting together. Right now, fellow Under Armour All-American Jean Delance is the only pure tackle among the four current pledges, so Hudson would add some critical and extremely talented depth at the position.
The consensus four-star prospect is ranked as the No. 32 player nationally, the No. 3 offensive tackle, and the No. 5 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.