One of the top prospects in the state of Ohio's 2014 class is wide receiver Travon Hudson, but unlike many of his classmates Hudson has not yet landed his first offer and these days he is not thinking much about the recruiting process.
Hudson played last season for Cincinnati powerhouse Colerain High, and was a key component of their offense. When second semester hit, however, he was attending classes at East End Community Heritage School.
With his absence from Colerain, Hudson has also been a ghost on the college football recruiting scene. Initially projected to comfortably be among the top 10 prospects in the state of Ohio's 2014 class, Hudson has not had contact with college coaches in several months.
This week, however, Hudson will once again start summer camp with Colerain and prepares to be a staple of their offense in the 2012 season. Head coach Tom Bolden has informed Hudson he has a batch of letters from college coaches awaiting him at the school, but the rising junior has no immediate game plan for handling the recruiting process.
Colerain was down to their third-string quarterback at one point during the 2011 season. Looking to get Hudson the football, they played the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder in the backfield. This year, he expects to see the football more from his wide receiver spot.
"They changed the offense to more of a passing offense," Hudson said. "I think we are running the spread this year, so I'm looking to get the ball more."
Early college contact came from schools like Cincinnati, Ohio State and West Virginia. He is particularly interested in restarting the recruiting process with the Buckeyes, which has former Colerain head coach Kerry Coombs on staff.
"I always followed them when I was growing up and they had Ted Ginn Jr., and Beanie Wells," Hudson said. "I'm going to try to make it to see a game this year."
Hudson opted to play AAU basketball this summer instead of attending college football camps, so the interest will be high to see how Hudson performs when he steps on the field Aug. 25 against central Ohio power Pickerington Central.