The Michigan State Spartans may add to their 2017 class when James Hudson makes his decision.
A four-star strongside defensive end out of Central Catholic High School (OH), Hudson is set to announce his college decision on Monday.
Decision coming Monday!! NO INTERVIEWS UNTIL AFTER MY DECISION. Thank You— James Hudson III ™ (@__BallisLife2) August 6, 2016
Earlier in July, Hudson released his final list of schools in consideration, but this is now likely a battle between the Spartans and Michigan Wolverines.
TOP 10❗️❗️(No Order) pic.twitter.com/elMNqqNStI— James Hudson III ™ (@__BallisLife2) July 3, 2016
James Hudson @__BallisLife2 of @CCHSIrishSports says it's down to @UMichFootball & @MSU_Football. Decision by Aug 26 pic.twitter.com/KTsPGHPLvI— Justin Feldkamp (@JustinFeldkamp) August 2, 2016
The 6-5, 280-pound Hudson is considered the No. 7 strong-side defensive end in the country, the No. 220 overall prospect, and the No. 10 prospect in the state of Ohio, according to 24/7 Sports, who also has Michigan State favored in his recruitment.
Among those to offer Hudson a scholarship include Alabama, Iowa, Michigan, West Virginia, Penn State, Tennessee, Pitt and Nebraska among many others. He pledged to Kentucky early in his recruitment, but one the big boys came calling, Hudson reopened his recruitment.
Now, it looks like a rivalry clash between Michigan State and Michigan for Hudson's pledge. He's a dominant pass-rusher who can set the edge well and already has a body resembling that of a college lineman. Hudson may even kick inside to tackle in college, but whatever he plays, he'll likely do it at a high level.
As of now, The Spartans have 16 commitments for 2017, three of which are on the defensive line. However, Hudson would be the highest-ranked pledge MSU has if he does commit to them Monday.