Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain class of 2014 wide receiver Travon Hudson had a quiet off-season, but when college coaches were able to start contacting juniors on Sept. 1 it was obvious many still remembered the 6-foot-3, 200-pound prospect.
"I've been getting a lot of letters lately," Hudson said. "I got my first offer on Monday and I took my first visit - to Louisville - this weekend."
The offer from Purdue caught Hudson by surprise. He had no contact with college coaches all off-season, but heard from the Boilermakers right away in September.
"Coach Kevin Maurice from Purdue messaged me on Facebook and asked me to call him, said he had some important news for me," Hudson said. "I called and he told me I had an offer. I was very excited and didn't know what to say. I was just speechless on the phone."
At this stage of the process, Hudson said he knows more about Purdue's basketball team than he does their football team, but he plans to look into them more as the process goes on and is looking at a game visit for later this month.
The visit to Louisville on Saturday to see the Cardinals host Missouri State was in response to interest shown by their coaching staff, and gave Hudson more insight into their program.
"It was a great atmosphere and I really liked it," Hudson said. "I talked to them on Facebook and they said I am one of their top prospects."
West Virginia is another school that has shown strong interest in Hudson during the first week of September, and he is looking at visiting Morgantown this weekend to see the Mountaineers host James Madison.
"They were saying the same thing - that I am one of their top 2014 prospects - and they were looking forward to getting to know me more and see me down there for the visit," Hudson said.
Hudson is still working his way back onto the field for Colerain this fall, but the Cardinals are off to a 3-0 start to their 2012 campaign.