Hardaway defensive back Tre Hudson’s ability to remain patient gave him the opportunity to sign on national signing day.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Hudson wasn’t expected to sign. Some of the West Georgia coaches were supposed to visit him on Thursday, and he was supposed to visit the Carrollton, Ga., campus this weekend.
But after speaking with West Georgia defensive coordinator James Colzie a handful of times Tuesday evening, Hudson had an offer to play for the Wolves.
Hudson and teammate James McGee signed with West Georgia, a Division II school, this afternoon.
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“It’s a relief,” said Hudson, who will likely play defensive back in college. “It was a long, long day. I talked to the coaches, and I knew it was a possibility. It’s every kid’s dream to get a scholarship.”
McGee was impressed by head coach Daryl Dickey, who was the Florida State quarterbacks coach for the last six years.
“They showed me around the program and the campus,” he said. “They told me what they are doing on defense and what they expect from me.”
Hardaway coach Morgan Ingram, who has accepted the Northside athletic director position, knows it takes a little bit longer with some of the smaller schools to make an offer.
“It’s been a waiting game for us,” Ingram said. “They were also interested in Tre, but they never would commit. They finally made the commitment.”
Hudson was very excited about the opportunity he received just before signing day.
“I think I got 86 contacts in my new cell phone, and I called every one of them to let them know,” he said.
Both players are excited to sign with one of their high school teammates.
“It’s even better to have someone you know,” he said. “We are both in the secondary, and I’m looking forward to big things.”