Group includes seven All-Americans, nine four-star recruits and a 3.28 combined cumulative prep GPA.
Earned a No. 5 ranking in the Contra Costa Times' Cream of the Crop ... primarily played wide receiver in high school but will come to Cal as a tight end ... uncle played on Cal's 1957 NCAA champion baseball team.
POSTSEASON BOWL GAMES 2012: Cal State Game, West Coast Bowl Game (invited but did not play)
INDIVIDUAL HIGH SCHOOL HONORS 2012: All-West Region (PrepStar), Second-Team All-Metro (San Francisco Chronicle), First-Team All-East Bay Athletic League (MaxPreps), Cream of the Crop - No. 5 ranking (Contra Costa Times), Team captain, November Athlete of the Month ... Team Top Offensive Player Award ... 2-Time PrepStar of the Week (October, November) 2011: Second-Team All-East Bay Athletic League Receiver ... PrepStar of the Week (October) ... Team Top Offensive Player Award
INDIVIDUAL HIGH SCHOOL STATS/NOTES (RANKINGS) CAREER (2010-12): Played wide receiver, outside linebacker, punter and punt returner ... 102 receptions, 1331 yards, 13 TD ... 75 tackles, 6 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries 2012: 55 receptions, 753 yards, 8 TD 2011: 47 receptions, 578 yards, 5 TD ... 75 tackles (No. 1 East Bay Athletic League), 6 interceptions (No. 1 East Bay Athletic League), 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries ... 38.0 yards per punt
HIGH SCHOOL TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS CAREER (2010-12): 2-time North Coast Section participants (1 quarterfinalists, 1 first-round) ... 10-13 Overall, 6-7 East Bay Athletic League 2012: North Coast Section playoff quarterfinalists ... 6-7 Overall, 3-3 East Bay Athletic League 2011: 4-6 Overall, 3-4 East Bay Athletic League
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ESPN: Hudson is a real big wide receiver for his high school, but will be a tight end at the next level. He will likely fit best as more of an H-Back, but has good size at this stage and displays enough physical upside to potentially develop into more of a true in-line player ... He is a productive receiver who can help move the chains. He displays good strong hands and does a nice job of consistently extending for the ball and catching it away from his body. Rivals: Hudson is a prototypical tight end for a pass-oriented offense. He can effectively play on the end of the line and help in both run and pass blocking sets, but it's his pass-catching skills that coaches really covet ... Simply put, you can probably count on one or two hands the number of prospects in this entire class that run routes as impressively - and with as much explosiveness - at this size. Scout: Hudson was the do-it-all guy for Foothill, playing receiver, free safety, punter and punt returner ... He's got very soft hands and is a good route runner, with decent speed, but is also physical and catches the ball well in traffic.
Participated in U.S. Army All-American Combine in January of 2012
Selected Wide Receiver/Tight End MVP of the 2012 Nike Football Training Camp in Eugene
Ultimate 100 Camp West Sophomore Overall MVP in 2010
Uncle, Bernie Kelly, played outfield for Cal's 1957 baseball team that won the College World Series
Also played two seasons of basketball and baseball in high school, earning his team's Most Inspirational honor in hoops
A big fan of former Cal tight end Tony Gonzalez