Tuesday afternoon, the Texas football program formally announced the addition of OL prospect Patrick Hudson (Silsbee, TX) to the Longhorns football team. The 6'5", 325-pound offensive guard appears to be the final addition to a 2016 recruiting class that has seen several boosts since National Signing Day.
"We're really excited to have Patrick joining our program," head coach Charlie Strong said. "Patrick coming to Texas, along with J.P. (Urquidez) and Donovan (Duvernay) earlier this week, are tremendous additions to an already impressive class of 2016. Patrick and J.P. are two big, physical, talented linemen, and Donovan is an explosive athlete who has played on both sides. We're looking forward to getting them on campus and working with the team."
One of the most accomplished prospects in the state of Texas, Hudson comes to Texas as a consensus four-star prospect and the top offensive guard in the state of Texas. During his senior season at Silsbee High School, Hudson led an offense which averaged 54 points per game and ranked as one of the top offenses in the state. Hudson was also an outstanding powerlifter in high school, finishing second in 2015 in the Texas High School Powerlifting Association Championships Division 2 Super Heavyweight class.
Following his senior season, Hudson earned an invitation to the 2016 Under Armour All-American game, which recognizes the top high school football players in the country. In addition, Hudson was named to USA Today's "All-USA Texas Team" as well as third-team 4A All-State by the Texas Sports Writers Association.
For a full press release on Hudson's addition to the Texas program, click here. We join the rest of the Longhorn program in welcoming Patrick Hudson to the 40 Acres.