Redlands (Calif.) East Valley defensive end Andrew Hudson is one of the top defensive ends out West and the schools are starting to come through with more attention. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound already had offers from Fresno State and Washington, and he recently added a new Pac 10 offer to his resume.
"I actually just got a new offer from Oregon State," he said. "It came in about a week ago. I talked to head coach (Mike) Riley and one of their assistants. They just said they had seen my highlights, and that they really liked what I can do. They said it was a no-brainer."
Hudson said the two Pac 10 offers area pretty impressive.
"I mean Washington and Oregon State are great schools and I really appreciate their interest but I do hope to hear from some more schools," he said. "So I'm keeping everything very open."
Along with interest from the schools that have offered, Arizona, Oregon, USC, UCLA and others are looking hard at him. He said he'd really like to hear more from USC and plans to try to make it to a few UCLA practices.
"I've sent some of my film to USC," he said. "They told me they like what they saw but I'm a little light, so I just need to keep working hard and getting bigger. I would like to make it to a couple of UCLA's scrimmages. The only two I've seen so far in the past were at UCLA."
Hudson said he will lean heavily on his high school coach for guidance throughout the recruiting process.
"It is probably going to be the advice that my coach (Kurt) Bruich gives me that will be most important," Hudson said. "We have talked about it, and we will talk a whole lot more about it as the day I have to make a decision comes closer."
"I would like to be somewhat close to home, not way out on the East coast or anything like that. But I'm maybe open to the Midwest."