The 5-foot-10, 165-pound senior won the triple jump at the state meet with a personal-best leap of 50 feet, two inches, which ranked as the nation’s No. 7 performance among prep competitors this season at the time of his selection. Hudson cleared 50 feet three times this spring, more than all but one of the jumpers ranked ahead of him. Naturally, Hudson also finished second in the 300-meter hurdles at states with a personal-best clocking of 37.02 seconds, helping the Jaguars to a ninth-place finish as a team in Class 5A. His hurdles time ranked No. 17 in the country.
Hudson has maintained a weighted 3.04 GPA in the classroom and has signed a national letter of intent to play football at Tennessee Tech University beginning this fall.
As a member of the Cedar Shoals football team, Hudson visited local elementary schools to mentor K-5 students. A devoted member of East Friendship Baptist Church, he serves as a youth usher. He has also donated his time on behalf of the Clarke County School District Special Olympics.