Virginia Tech added a highly-regarded offensive lineman to its 2019 recruiting class. Bryan Hudson opted for the Hokies over a multitude of Power Five offers including Louisville, Florida, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, LSU, Kentucky, and Alabama. The 247Sports Composite rates Hudson as a 4-star (0.9189) offensive tackle/guard.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me with this process. I'm truly humbled by the faith shown in me by the 24 schools that have offered. I'm thankful to my parents, my coaches, teammates, family & friends. I've found a HOME where I will further my football and track career... pic.twitter.com/4bt5yGPAsU— Bryan Hudson (@HudsonBryan) April 10, 2018
Throughout his recruitment, the Scott County HS (Kentucky) product maintained the Hokies as his leader citing a strong relationship with Vance Vice and Justin Fuente.
"I love him," Hudson said of Fuente in January. "As a coach, I love the way he approaches the game, and his attitude and mentality towards his players and the team. As a person, I love the times I've gotten to sit down and talk to him. He seems very genuine and very honest with me and my family. I really like him a lot."
Tech offered Hudson in April 2017, and stressed how important the 6-5, 305 pounder was to the Hokies' class.
"They said I'm one of the top priorities for them, especially in my class," Hudson told The Key Play in April. "When I get there, they said I'm a pretty versatile offensive lineman, I can pretty much play from tackle to tackle, guard, center, whatever. Kind of whatever they need."
Regardless of what position Hudson lines up, expect him to play with physically in the trenches.
"I just love the physical aspect of it," said Hudson of offensive line play. "When I was younger my favorite position was actually the defensive line. That was because, you know when people ask what they like about football and what they like about defense, defense is where they get to hit people. When I got to high school and where I was only playing offense, my freshman year, I realized how offensive line is so physical. It takes somebody that really has a passion to play football to play because it's so physically demanding play after play. You know to move 250-, 300-pound guys out of the way. With that being your only objective every play, go defeat this one or two guys. I just love playing it."