Just like nearly every program in the country the Toledo football coaching staff are trying to build a pipeline in the state of Florida. Their hard work on the recruiting trail is finally starting to pay off. After securing a firm verbal commitment from Miami Jackson athlete Desmond Phillips last week, the Rockets picked up a pledge from three-star defensive back Jamal Hudson of Miami Central High School on new years eve.
"I spoke to Coach Ciccone and Coach Candle. They were very excited. They were keeping up with me since they offered me, and Coach Ciccone was on me before they offered. Toledo and Coach Candle made me feel comfortable around the community. I haven't taken a visit yet but I will on the 15th. I can't really tell you if it is home, but Coach Candle make it feel like home." Hudson, a former Air Force commit stated to Hustle Belt as a few of the reasons why he decided UT was the right place for him to continue the next chapter of his athletic and academic career.
Blessed with good speed and cover skills, Hudson could suit up at safety for the Rockets, but believes cornerback will be his position on the college level.
"As far as I know three cornerbacks are seniors and are leaving. Corner should be the place, but I can play both." He said.
According to 247Sports Composite, Hudson is currently considered the 142nd safety, and 1,972nd overall prospect in the senior class.
Want to see Jamal Hudson in action? Take a few moments to check out some of his high school highlights, courtesy of Hudl: