Ray Hudson has already visited Vanderbilt once, loved the school, and the Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill tight end is heading back this off-season for a junior day.
The Commodores are one of the favorites for Hudson, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound prospect who is also hearing from San Diego State, Cal, Oregon State, Stanford, Princeton and others.
He will be attending Vanderbilt's junior day with friend and workout partner Cameron Birse, a quarterback from Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley.
"The favorite school of mine is Vanderbilt and I'm definitely hoping to get some good feedback at the junior day when I go down there," Hudson said.
"I went down to Vanderbilt over the summer. They were sending me stuff during my sophomore year and I looked at the school and I loved all the academics they have down there.
"It's in the SEC which is a great conference. We have De La Salle in our league so we play against the best team in our state and I'm used to playing against the best teams. I love playing De La Salle because you get to size yourself up against the best just like in the SEC."
Other than the junior day at Vanderbilt, Hudson doesn't have anything set up yet but he would be open to other junior days and he'll definitely work out at numerous camps this off-season.
He's sending out films and trying to figure out which programs are most interested and then he and Birse plan to schedule some camps together.
"Right now I'm getting my film out to schools and I'm setting up some camps," Hudson said. "I'm trying to figure out which schools are going to show interest."