Bryan Hudson, the highly-touted offensive lineman from Scott County High School, just 20 miles from the University of Kentucky, chose to play football at Virginia Tech over a wide array of offers, including from the Kentucky Wildcats.
He recently talked with Larry Vaught about why he chose the Hokies over the Wildcats. While he liked what Kentucky had to offer, he ultimately felt like the focus of the school was too basketball focused, whereas Virginia Tech is heavily focused on football.
“I wanted to be play at a football school, somewhere … it’s hard to put into words. I just felt Kentucky was more of a basketball school, so I felt like Virginia Tech fit me better,” Hudson said. “Football is the main sport at Virginia Tech, and I liked that.”
The 6’4, 290 pound, 4-star lineman received an early offer from Kentucky, and had other offers from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida Gators, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish, but ultimately said he felt like Virginia Tech was the best fit.
Hudson took to Twitter and said that he was proud of his decision to commit to Virginia Tech, and there were a multitude of reasons that the Hokies were the choice.
You’re right. There are many reasons I chose VT. But a 5 minute interview isn’t quite enough for me to list them all. I’m very proud of my decision.— Bryan Hudson (@HudsonBryan) August 16, 2018
Kentucky has had a lot of success recruiting in-state lineman, including current starters Drake Jackson and Landon Young. However, they lost Jedrick Willis to Alabama last year, then Hudson to Virginia Tech in this class.
There is no doubt that Hudson is very talented and seems like a great kid. It’s a major miss for Kentucky, but best of luck to him in his career.