The University of Kentucky football program has offered Scott County lineman Bryan Hudson a scholarship, the first of what Cards Coach Jim McKee expects to be “a ton of offers” for the freshman.
Hudson, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound prospect who started all 13 games at left tackle for the Cards last season, was one of several players who worked out with college coaches in attendance before school began Friday morning.
“He had a real good work out and (UK) liked him,” McKee said. “I think in today’s day and age, it’s a guessing game obviously, but when the colleges see somebody they think’s gonna develop and probably is gonna end up with a lot of offers, they sometimes love to be the first person to offer. So I think that was probably their mindset.”
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McKee said Hudson’s development hasn’t maxed out — he doesn’t yet shave — of course can’t predict what his final frame will look like. Hudson can move and has some athleticism, McKee said. The freshman is also strong in the shot put and discus throw.
“He’s a multisport athlete and a really good student,” McKee said. “He’s a good teammate and a positive contributor to our school.”
Hudson’s offer is reminiscent of the one UK gave Lafayette standout Landon Young during the summer preceding his sophomore year. UK offered Young, who eventually became a five-star offensive lineman and a U.S Army All-American, in June 2013. Young committed to the Wildcats about a week later and signed with UK in February.