The Georgia Tech football program got a big-time recruit on campus on Thursday but they still have an uphill battle to win.
One of the nation’s top-100 prospects is on The Flats on Thursday in Troup County wide receiver Kobe Hudson. The Lagrange, Georgia native is ranked as the 65th best player in the 2020 recruiting class according to 247Sports’s composite rankings and the 15th best wide receiver in the class. In terms of the state, he ranks as the 8th best player in the Peach State.
There is one issue, however, with Hudson. He’s currently committed to Gus Malzhan and the Auburn Tigers. That being said, the Jackets are working on trying to flip the four-star wide receiver to the Jackets. Thursday’s unofficial visit to The Flats is just one step in doing so.
Hudson has been committed to Auburn for nearly a year now so it won’t be an easy flip for Tech’s recruiting class but it’s no secret that the Yellow Jackets staff have made him one of their early priorities in the class.
For Troup County, Hudson is a multi-sport athlete playing both basketball and football. On the gridiron, he’s being recruited primarily as a wide receiver but also has seen time at quarterback for Troup County. That being said, the Jackets are not the only school looking to flip Hudson to the Yellow Jackets, as Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs are doing so as well.
Earlier this week, Dawg 247 writer Rusty Mansell reported that Georgia is the “ the only school right now he is even considering if he were not to end up at Auburn.” Which makes this unofficial a bit more interesting, Hudson obviously has some interest to visit The Flats even if it’s just a bit over an hours drive from Lagrange. Mansell also reported that Hudson is looking to play wide receiver at the next level.
Some of you may be asking “What does this mean for the Jackets and Hudson?”. At this point, we honestly can’t tell you. There is obviously some level of interest between the Jackets and Hudson but it does certainly seem like an uphill battle. They’re facing long shot odds with Hudson but they’re going to work on flipping him until pen meets paper.